This house was built at 1902 Lombard.
The lot was split and the house shifted back to the alley.
The 1902 Lombard ones sees there now, was built on the open foundation, perhaps in 1914.
There are no water and sewer records for new 1902, apparently since the foundation already had them from long before.
The city's water records for the first 1902 show the name Rucker Brothers, at Nassau and Hewitt, as owners.
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2017 26th St: Raymond Fosheim House (1892).
One of the oldest homes in Everett.
Northwest Shingle style.
Designed by A.F. Heide.
Moved from Everett Ave just east of Colby in 1914.
Named in honor of the owner's 83 year old father, a lifelong resident, who restored the interior woodwork.
Placed on the Everett Register in 1997.
William Cleaver (born 1871) owned a successful dry goods and ladies clothing store
at Hewitt and Rockefeller Avenues, and was director of the Everett Chamber of Commerce.
He moved to Port Clinton, Ohio from Hanover, Germany at age 14.
Some architectural features of this Shingle style house may reflect his heritage.
After working as a clerk in Butte, Montana from 1895-97, he moved to Washington state.
After a few years in Spokane and Oakesdale, he moved to Everett in January, 1902.
The house was sold just a few years after it was built to H.J. Clough.
He was president of the Clark-Nickerson Co, one of Everett's large sawmills
with 300 employees.
He was also president of the Barnet Lumber Co. in Canada, the Clough Lumber Company in Stanwood,
the Clough Shingle Company in Everett, and the Hama-Hama Logging Company on Hoods Canal.
Total for all these companies was 685 men.
He was also on the board of directors of First National Bank.
Clough was one of the strongest individual forces in the development of Washington's great lumber instrury.
Beginning in the 1920s, the house was owned by Clayton M. Williams, attorney and first president of the Rotary Club.
He was in it for a couple decades.
Later on, the house was broken up into apartments.
In recent years, Craig and Carolyn Parker restored it back to a single family home.
The house is on the Everett Register of Historic Places.
The Shingle style was popular between the 1880s and 1900, with a few examples up to 1910.
It was a uniquely American adaptation of other traditions,
mostly a high-fashion architect's style rather than widely adapted to vernacular housing.
2031 Grand: W.J. Clough House (1908).
This Swiss chalet-looking house is an outstanding example of the Craftsman style.
Observe the wide open eves with knee brace decorations, fish scale shingle, and clapboard siding.
2132 Grand: (1900). Was once hidden by a neighborhood grocery store.
2211 Grand (1910):
2228 Grand: Mills Flats.
The Mills family developed many cottages and bungalows on the west side of the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Grand Ave.
This one was built in an unusual two story frame style, with two-story full width recessed porches.
The form and roofline are suggestive of the 19th century Greek Revival,
and its bridge connection to the sidewalk is a common feature of other houses on Grand Ave.
This elegant apartment building displays classical lines and exceptional craftsmanship.
It shows the possibilities for density while maintaining open space and an orientation to the street and the neighborhood.
It was often the home of teachers and retired prominent citizens,
such as William Swalwell.
2107 Rucker: Heide house (1895).
Virtually unchanged, the detail and decorations on this house are an extraordinary tribute to its owner and designer,
the prominent Everett architect A.F. Heide.
He was one of early Everett's most important architects.
2108 Rucker: Hilzinger House (1907).
Hilzinger was a carpenter and helped construct the house.
They moved from the dusty climate of North Dakota in 1903 due to asthma.
Hilzinger also worked in real estate and was on the city council in 1908.
2112 Rucker: Howard S. Wright house (1905).
Wright was a construction magnate.
Much later, his company built the Space Needle and other buildings for the Seattle World's Fair.
Restored by Historic Everett.
2129 Rucker: John J. Clark House (????).
Designed by A.F. Heide for the prominent businessman J.J. Clark.
Clark's name is immortalized by the downtown park.
A formal Queen Anne house with asymmetrical composition and a variety of roof styles, but free of ornamentation.
2208 Rucker: Blackman House (1910).
The Blackman family was the vanguard of the industrialization of Everett, opening the first shingle mill with a steam sawmill.
This $6,000 home combines English Revival Craftsman elements and has an unusual orientation to the street.
2301 Rucker: Andrew J. Agnew house (1899).
Northwest Colonial Revival style.
2302 Rucker: John T. McChesney house (????).
McChesney was in charge of J. J. Hill's Everett Improvement Company, whose importance in shaping the city cannot be overstated.
A unique vernacular style residence with an unusual shed roof, row window dormer on the steeply pitched roof,
and decorative shutters on the symmetrical design.
2329 Rucker: Dr. William S. Durand house (1910).
This home was featured in early promotional material as an example of Everett homes.
Bungalow/stick style, adorned with complex double hip-roof with gable dormers, wide eaves and verges with extended rafters.
Encircling veranda has heavy, repetitive columns with segmental arches.
2421 Rucker: Schumacher Ecklund House (1905).
Designed by Benjamin Turnbull.
Lewis F Schumacher was a proprieter of the Everett Produce Company.
After the family retired to Beverly Hills, CA,
Arthur Ephriam and Theresa Eckland lived there from 1918 to 1977.
That was the home of Walter P. Bell, wife Lillian (Blackman) Bell, and children Doris, Winnifred, Mary and Harold.
Family occupied the house thru the 1930’s at least.
Much later became the Elm House Apartments.
2320 Rucker: Governer Roland H Hartley Mansion (1905).
This elaborate mansion has a ballroom on the third floor.
The garage has a turnstile to enable the car to be turned around and driven out front forward.
Hartley was a leading Everett lumber baron, mayor, state legislator, and governor.
Madrona Apartments (1923)
In 1923, the Herald reported this new apartment as "one of the finest structures of its kind...
every modern device known in apartment houses, remarkable economy of space and a sense of being finished in every detail
and designed for comfort and conveniences mark the design and construction of the building."
Vernacular adaptation of Tudor-apartment architectural style.
Classical portico with Corinthian columns supporting an ornate balcony with French doors.
James H. O'Neil, the Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway's Cascade Division
O'Neil was prominent in the story of the worst train disaster, and worst avalanche disaster in U.S. history.
In 1910 he worked bravely to save the trains and passengers stranded, and then eventually lost in Wellington during the disaster of March 1910.
Wellington is just west of Stevens Pass, and was renamed to Tye after the avalanche.
After being stuck in the tunnel or just outside it for a few days due to snow blocking the railroad,
the train was pulled out of the tunnel.
Then a large avalanche knocked it off the tracks.
Many details are in "The White Cascade" by Gary Krist.
Trinity Episcopal Church (1921)
Architect: E.T. Osborne.
Stained glass by Charles Connick of New York.
Dedicated Trinity Sunday of 1921 with Rev. Edgar Martin Rogers.
This church replaced the smaller 1892 church at California and Wetmore that was built in 1892.
Our Savior's Lutheran Church (1924)
Architect: Andrew Willatsen, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Built by Charles Solie for $40,000.
An Italianate structure, now owned by the Everett School District for drama productions at Everett High School.
2404 Hoyt: Charles Spriesterbach house (1905).
Designed by prominent architect Benjamin F. Turnbull, this house has interesting lead glass windows.
2610 Hoyt: Henry Raborn house (1892).
Owned by a prominent contractor, the Queen Anne style house is graced with turrets, circular bays, a complex roofline
with steeply pitched gables, a decorative porch and shingle siding.
2130 Colby: Van Valey house (1914).
A fine example of American Foursquare design, inspired by the Prairie Style made popular by Frank Lloyd Wright.
A.L. Van Valey owned a bottling company in Everett.
2215 Colby: Sam Nichols house (1909).
Born in Massachusetts, Nichols was one of the original 23 founding fathers of Everett when he arrived in 1892.
He was active in local politics, from councilman to chairman of te Republican County Committee.
As Seretary of State, a position he held until 1909, he was a great promoter of Washington State.
His home is an excellent example of the bungalow style: bracketed gable ends, medium pitched gable roof with shed dormers
and overhanging eaves, and leaded glass windows on the second floor add a decorative touch.
Everett High School (1910)
The pride of the Everett School District was the new Everett High School which opened Jan 31, 1910.
The trhee-story Beaux Arts brick structure cost nearly $200,000 and could house 600 students.
Constructed on an entire city block, it was designed by James Stephen who had also designed Washington School.
Jenkins and Jones were the primary contractors.
Note the white brick, and terra cotta entrance arches, window trim, and cornices.
The historic entry was retained with wide corridors, generous stairs and a series of focal public space.
The building is surrounded by an open lawn, arch sidewalks and formal tree plantings that reinforce the formality of the architecture.
The building came at the end of a decade of growth that saw Everett's population triple.
It was followed by the Vocational and Commercial buildings across the street, 1912 and 1915 respectively.
Both were designed by Everett's Benjamin Turnbull.
In 1940 the Civic Auditorium, designed by Earl Morrison, replaced the old Lincoln School.
Bell Court Apartments (1909)
This was the first apartment building in Everett.
It was built by James Elizah Bell, president of the Lumberman's Association.
Bell travelled throughout the Orient arranging business connections and shipping facilities.
He also ran lumber and mill companies.
He started the Model Stables Transfer and Storage Company in the livery stables on Grand Avenue, now the Public Market.
2504 Wetmore: (1908).
A beatifully restored Craftsman house that had a colorul list of residents.
The Rumbaugh family owned a large elegant department store at Wetmore and California.
The MacLain family bought the Cole Brothers Circus.
Janice and Brian Schenck restored the home from a photo from 1908.
The houses on this block are long gone, now in the central business district.
This park was named in 1931 for John Clark, a popular city founder, who had died in 1922.
Starting in 1893, there was a depression nearly as bad as the Great Depression.
But Everett voters had the foresight to create this park in July of 1894.
The land cost the city $21,345.
Thus the first park in Everett, called City Park, was spawned.
The park had few facilities or improvements during the early years.
In 1921, the bandstand designed by architect Benjamin F. Turnbull was designed.
Everett residents enjoyed band concerts from 1920 (before the grandstand was built) through the 1960s.
In 1927, tennis courts were built, and lighted in 1935.
By 1938 there were four tennis courts, two volleyball courts, a softball diamond, and checkers court.
In 1946, Clark Park was designated as the only city park where political and religious gatherings were allowed.
In 1954 the tennis courts were resurfaced for dancing and roller skating.
By 1979, concerts had waned, and the bandstand was demolished.
In 1981, the western half of the park was transfered to the School District, where six tennis courts were built.
A civil war cannon that was in the park is now stored in a building in Legion Park.