When this home was built in 1932, this house was at the edge of Everett homes.
Growth was slow during the Great Depression.
Albert and Maude Maulsby, who owned a mortuary at 1711 Wall St, built the home.
They had four children: Zene and Rollo (grown and married by this time), and Dent and Betty.
Betty recalled it was the first home in the neighborhood, surrounded by trees.
It was hard to get her friends to visit on a dark and muddy night.
The house has a subtle curve tha matches the shape of Grand Ave.
This is easier to notice when viewing the house from the back.
Curved steps lead up to an enclosed arched entrance.
Above the formal entrance are matching arched windows and a balcony.
Well executed woodworking details of fir, mahogany and oak,
and a splendid wrought iron staircase are inside.
At the top of the stairs is an entrance to a formerly open porch, now enclosed.
A small, charming room between two bedrooms was originally the maid's quarters.
Butler/Jackson House (1910)
Built for William C. Butler, the most powerful banker in Everett.
August F. Heide was the architect.
Henry "Scoop" Jackson, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, bought it in 1967.
The granite marker for Captain George Vancouver was placed 123 years after his landing near this spot
on June 4, 1792.
At that time, the waters licked the bluffs below the park.
The landfill extending into the bay came more than 100 years after Vancouver's landing.
In 1906 the city bought this land from the Everett Improvement Company for $1.
The 13 year old city was advertised as the City of Smokestacks.
You could view many of those smokestacks from the bluff.
A set of steps led down to the mills at 19th St, gone by the 1960s.
Lights were installed in August 1923.
Picnic tables removed in 1961.
New sidewalk in 1964.
The compass mosaic in unknown date.
This stately American Foursquare was probably built in 1903.
The first owner on record was Charles Bell from 1909-11.
This could have been a "kit" house, common in the boom years of that decade.
The Mortland family lived here from 1928-72, purchased from Dan Duryee Sr.
Washington School, bounded by Rockefeller and Oakes Avenues and 17th and 18th Streets
replaced the old 1902 18th St school on the southwest part of the block when it opened in 1908.
The $55,000 building was designed by Northwest school architect James Stephen who shortly after planned Everett High School.
It was constructed by George MacKenzie.
The school received an addition to the east that made it the largest elementary school in the city for years.
In its last years it served as a sixth grade center before closing in 1972.
Local architect Bill Finley arranged to purchase the building in 1982 and retrofit it into a quality retirement home.
The 1950s gymnasium was removed adn two buildings were built to the north and south.
The grand opening of Washington Oakes senior housing was November 1988.
The area near the bluffs are above ancient villages, where archeologists have found arrowheads.
More information is on the Hibulb interpretive signs.
Across the river, in 1877 the Tulalip reservation was assigned for these peoples.
The park was proposed in 1929, finally with land provided in 1932.
During the Depression, 60 acres of land was cleared by blasting the huge stumps.
The American Legion appplied to the WPA for funds in 1934, when grading, plantings, and picnic areas were made.
Oct 2, 1935 was when the American Legion transferred its title to the city.
The city built the golf course, baseball diamond, and six tennis courts with WPA and Legion money.
In 1940, Sears, Roebuck and Co. gave funds for the community center.
In 1951, 7.7 acres were donated to the Everett School District for a junior college.
The aboretum was made in 1963.
The golf course was Everett's first public course.
In the 1930s, only 343 golf courses were in the U.S., and Everett had one.
A nine-hole course opened on July 24, 1937.
By 1938 you could golf eighteen holes, par 73.
In 1953 when some land was transferred to the school district for the junior college,
holes 13, 14, 15, and 16 were affected (15 was lost completely).
After the changes, the course changed to par 72.
End of walking tour
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