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J. Matheson Gifts, 2615 Colby
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Join Us for Another Great Walking Tour!
Downtown Building Boom of the 1920s
July 21, 2012, 2:00pm. $5.00 or free to anyone who can present us with an original token from the Ripple Tavern!
Join Historic Everett and friends for a fun and educational walking tour. Local historian Jack O’Donnell will lead this tour, telling stories about the Downtown Building Boom of the 1920s.
It is that time of year again...
We are now recruiting Home Tour Hosts for the 2012 Historic Everett Home Tour on September 15th from 10am-4pm.
Hosts are the volunteers who are stationed at each of the open houses on the Tour. They help direct traffic through the home, check for tickets, and help make the homeowners feel more comfortable about having so many people come through their precious historic homes.
Volunteer Hosts can be scheduled to work either a morning or afternoon shift which will allow them time to take the Tour themselves or they can work the full day.
Hosts receive free admission to the tour as a “Thank You” for their service!
To volunteer as a Host,
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Clark Demo Update:
The City of Everett has issued a revised Determination of Non-Significance stating that "No demolition in the immediate vicinity of the Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Main Office Building, or of the building itself, may be commenced before: 1) Kimberly Clark has submitted an evaluation of the historical significance of that building, prepared by a qualified historian or other professional qualified to perform such evaluation; 2) the City, in consultation with the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation, has deemed the evaluation complete and adequate; and 3) Kimberly Clark has made a binding commitment approved by the City in consultation with the Washington Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation to document and record historically significant aspects or features of the building and contribute same to an agency or entity as directed by the City."
Thanks to all of those who submitted letters and spoke at the public hearing. Let us hope that Kimberly Clark finds a buyer who will want to reuse some of the historic buildings on the sight.
Stay tuned for more Kimberly Clark demo updates...
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Demolition of irreplaceable historic buildings is never the preferred course of action. That is why Historic Everett, the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation worked effectively for a mitigation plan for the loss of the Collins Building that would ensure its deconstruction and salvage of the massive old growth timbers which were the hallmarks of the iconic industrial building that sat on the shores of Port Gardner Bay for nearly a century.
We are pleased to report that nearly all of the 824 salvage pieces (totaling thousands of board feet) were given away, free of charge, to 15 projects throughout Washington State. Restoration projects had to either be on or eligible for a local, state or national register; government agencies were also included. The County Line Church in Adams County will get a new steeple and the entry restored. The Sheepherder's House, Van Dam Place, the Crockett Blockhouse and the Jenne Farm Summer Kitchen in the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve on Whidbey Island are all recipients. Seven Heritage Barns in Klickitat, Skagit, Kitsap, Stevens, Clark, Wahkiakum and Snohomish Counties got structural and foundation elements that will go a long way in making them whole and productive components of small working farms on the rural landscape that has always been part of the foundation of our region's economy.
Of course, incorporation of the Collins Building would have been a tremendous benefit to Everett's waterfront, but there is some comfort in the fact it will live on for years to come by helping to preserve and promote the history of the 'American Frontier'.
NEW FOR 2012
Margaret Riddle Historic Preservation Scholarship
NEW! Spring 2012 News
See the full Feature Story about the Snohomish River