Designated historic sites in Snohomish County

The Green Mountain fire lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is on the National Register of Historic Places. But its very existence is seen by some as a violation of the Wilderness Act. The legal tussle over the structure’s fate begs clarification. There are more than 80,000 such properties nationwide and dozens in Snohomish County. Are they protected from development, modification or demolition? No, it turns out.

The list

Since 1966, the National Register of Historic Places Program under the National Park Service has aimed “to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.” There’s a lengthy process to add a place or building to the list, and listed status brings certain tax and funding advantages.

But listed status doesn’t protect property from development or even demolition. Says the Park Service website: “National Register listing places no obligations on private property owners. There are no restrictions on the use, treatment, transfer, or disposition of private property.”

Click here to see a photo gallery of some of the historic places.

Landmark Year listed Location
Schooner Equator 1972 14th Street Yacht Basin, Everett
Red Men Hall 1973 Index Avenue at Sixth Street, Index
Andrew Carnegie Library 1973 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds
D.O. Pearson House 1973 Pearson and Market streets, Stanwood
Snohomish Historic District 1974 Roughly bounded by Avenue E, Fifth Street, Union Avenue, the railroad line and the Snohomish River, Snohomish
Rucker House 1975 412 Laurel Drive, Everett
Everett Carnegie Library 1975 3001 Oakes Ave., Everett
Snohomish County Courthouse 1975 Wetmore Avenue between Wall Street and Pacific Avenue, Everett
Tulalip Indian Agency Office 1976 3901 Mission Beach Road, Tulalip Reservation
Indian Shaker Church 1976 North Meridan Avenue, Tulalip Reservation
Swalwell Block and Adjoining Commercial Buildings 1976 2901-2909 and 2915 Hewitt Avenue, Everett
Monte Cristo Hotel 1976 1507 Wall St., Everett
St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church 1976 Mission Beach Road, Marysville
U.S. Post Office and Customshouse 1976 3006 Colby Ave., Everett
McCabe Building 1977 3120 Hewitt Ave., Everett
Mukilteo Light Station 1977 Highway 525, Mukilteo
Swalwell Cottage 1978 2712 Pine St., Everett
Community Center and War Memorial Building 1979 1611 Everett Ave., Everett
Horseshoe Bend Placer Claim 1981 North of Sultan
Marysville Opera House 1982 1225 3rd St., Marysville
Keeler’s Korner 1982 16401 Highway 99, Lynnwood
Verlot Ranger Station 1986 Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Granite Falls
Roland Hartley House 1986 2320 Rucker Ave., Everett
Weyerhaeuser Office Building 1986 1710 W. Marine View Drive, Everett
Evergreen Mountain Lookout 1987 Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Three Fingers Lookout 1987 Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Miners Ridge Lookout 1987 Darrington Ranger District in Glacier Peak Wilderness area, five miles west of Pacific Crest Trail
Green Mountain Lookout 1988 Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Rucker Hill Historic District 1989 Roughly bounded by 32nd Street, Tulalip Avenue, Bell Avenue, Snohomish Avenue, Laurel Drive and Warren Street in Everett
Floral Hall 1990 Forest Park, Everett
Everett City Hall 1990 3002 Wetmore Ave., Everett
Everett Fire Station No. 2 1990 2801 Oakes Ave., Everett
Suiattle Guard Station 1990 Suiattle River east of Buck Creek, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Darrington Ranger Station 1991 1405 Emmens St., Darrington
Commerce Building 1992 1801 Hewitt Ave., Everett
Winningham Farm 1994 3214 228th St. SE, Bothell
North Creek School 1994 22711 31st Ave. SE, Bothell
Grimm House 1995 2002 Hartford Drive, Lake Stevens
Bates-Tanner Farm 1995 3420 240th St. SE, Bothell
Naval Auxiliary Air Station 1995 18204 59th Dr. NE, Arlington Municipal Airport
Everett High School 1997 2400 Colby Ave., Everett
Butler-Jackson House 1998 1703 Grand Ave., Everett
Stanwood IOOF Public Hall 2002 27128 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood
Point Elliott Treaty Monument 2004 Lincoln Avenue and Third Street, Mukilteo
North Coast Casket Company Building 2006 1210 W. Marine View Drive, Everett
Trafton School 2006 12616 Jim Creek Road, Arlington
Hewitt Avenue Historic District 2010 1620-1915 Hewitt Ave. and portions of Wetmore, Rockefeller, Oakes and Lombard avenues, Everett

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