Seems Like Yesterday

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:23pm
  • Life

50 YEARS AGO (1959)

An earthmover scooped dirt into a dump truck as the Sisters’ Home of Immaculate Conception Parish of Everett began construction. It was being built at the northwest corner of 25th Street and Hoyt Avenue. A new parish hall also would be built south of the church in the 2500 block of Hoyt Avenue.

Final papers were signed by representatives of the RBM Investment Co. of Everett with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lutkens for the site of a big, new shopping center at Lutkens Corner west of Lake Stevens. The first building would house a B&M Food and Drug Store. Work was to commence in February.

25 YEARS AGO (1984)

Lowell Community Church, oldest in Everett, suffered extensive damage in an early morning fire that gutted the 93-year-old structure. The second story of the wood-frame building was engulfed in flames when firefighters were called, said fire Battalion Chief Larry Dressel.

Crescent Service Tire at 1919 Everett Ave. was having year-end tire close-outs. Quantities were limited. They also were introducing all new computer balance system with accuracy and reliability.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at Everett Public Library

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