History of Everett


1790s

1792

June, 1792: Captain George Vancouver landed near Everett

1890s

John D. Rockefeller and other Eastern capitalists back Everett as a planned industrial city

1890

July, 1890: Steamship Queen of the Pacific leaves Tacoma with Hewitt and Colby aboard to plan Everett

December, 1890: Planners name the city “Everett” after Charles Colby’s son

1891

March, 1891: Seattle & Montana Railway develops a line running along Everett’s bayfront

July, 1891: Everett welcomes its first physician, Dr. William C. Cox

September, 1891: Construction begins on the original Monte Cristo Hotel

Monte Cristo Hotel
Monte Cristo Hotel

September, 1891: Everett’s first newspaper, Port Gardner News, is published

Everett Herald office at California and Chestnut Avenues
Everett Herald office at California and Chestnut Avenues

1893

May, 1893: Everett becomes incorporated

1894

June, 1894: Mary Lincoln Brown hosts the first gathering of what would become the Everett Women’s Book Club

1895

November, 1895: Everett officially named the County Seat of Snohomish County

Snohomish River
Snohomish River

1898

April, 1898: Everett Public Library opened in the old city hall at 2900 Broadway

Hewitt Avenue looking east
Hewitt Avenue looking east

1900s

1900

James J. Hill announces acquisition of Everett Land Company

Everett Pulp and Paper Company
Everett Pulp and Paper Company

Steamer
Steamer "Chippewa"

Frederick Weyerhauser acquires timberland destined for Everett lumber mills

Circus Parade, moving west along Hewitt Avenue
Circus Parade, moving west along Hewitt Avenue

1901

Historic Everett Theatre completed on Colby Avenue

Historic Everett Theatre
Historic Everett Theatre

1905

July, 1905: Carnegie Library opens at Oakes and Wall

March, 1905: Providence Hospital first received patients in old Monte Cristo Hotel building

1906

March, 1906: Grand Avenue Park given to city by Everett Improvement Co.

1907

July, 1907: Everett Yacht Club founded

Law Office, 1907
Law Office, 1907

1910s

1910

May, 1910: Everett’s first school remodeled into the Broadway Hotel

February, 1910: Inaugural trip from Everett to Seattle on interurban

January, 1910: Everett High School main building completed

Everett High School
Everett High School

1911

October, 1911: President Taft visits Everett

1916

November, 1916: Everett Massacre, known as “Bloody Sunday,” takes place

Red Cross Nurse, 1916
Red Cross Nurse, 1916

1918

Port of Everett established

Women in touring car, 1918
Women in touring car, 1918

1920s

1923

Everett is the first city of any size to convert from street cars to city buses

Sears Roebuck & Co
Sears Roebuck & Co

1925

The 7-story Medical Dental Building is completed on Colby Avenue

August, 1925: KFBL (later KRKO) launches first broadcast

May, 1925: Second Monte Cristo Hotel opens becoming a center for civic events

1929

January, 1929: Construction begins on the new Sears Roebuck Building, marking

November, 1929: New City Hall opens to the public

1930s

1930

Almer Skotdal founds West Coast Dairy Company

Man destroying slot machines, 1930s
Man destroying slot machines, 1930s

1931

October, 1931: Last 20 feet of pavement paved for 4-lane highway between Everett and Seattle

1934

October, 1934: Everett Public Library dedication

1935

Everett Symphony founded

1937

July, 1937: Legion Park Golf Course opens

September, 1937: “Unofficial” first landing at the new Everett airport

1940s

1940

May, 1940: Riverdale Park dedication

1941

Everett Junior College opens

1942

February, 1942: Shipyard ground-breaking

1943

July, 1943: Stanwood Shipyard launches first ocean-going barge

1947

November, 1947: Everett Memorial Stadium dedication

1948

June, 1948: Sno-King Drive-In Movie opens

1950s

1951

June, 1951: Rosemary the elephant arrives at Forest Park

1952

October, 1952: Historic Everett Theater re-opens



1953

February, 1953: Harold Walsh and Frank Platt bought Murphy Motors and started dealership

Everett Public LIbrary, 1956
Everett Public LIbrary, 1956

November, 1953: Grand opening of Bon Marche's men's shop in remodeled Balboa Theater

1957

October, 1957: “Lights On” celebration with new overhead streetlights downtown

Fall Fashions at Penny's 1956
Fall Fashions at Penny's 1956

1960s

1962

June, 1962: Bank of Everett chartered

1963

May, 1963: The Everett Clinic opens on Colby Avenue

June, 1963: Everett Public Library remodel dedication

1967

January, 1967: First work began on Boeing’s 747



August, 1967: City leases Harborview Park from railroad

1968

February, 1968: Wiggums Hollow Park acquired

1969

February, 1969: Inaugural flight of first 747

Everett Public Library, 1969
Everett Public Library, 1969

1970s

1972

May, 1972: Dedication of Walter E. Hall Park

1974

Everett Mall officially opens for business in South Everett

1976

May, 1976: Downtown Everett streetscape beautification program completed

December, 1976: Cascade Savings Bank headquarters opens

1979

October, 1979: Frontier Bank grand opening

1980s

1980

The 10-story Wall Street Building is completed

1981

Everett Pacific Hotel opens on Pine Street near Interstate-5

August, 1981: First Boeing 767 rolls out

Women Employees at Boeing
Women Employees at Boeing

1984

September, 1984: arsonist ignites the “Tire Fire” where 4.5 million tires burned

The Port of Everett opens the Marina Village

The Aquasox, then the Everett Giants, are created

1985

Skotdal Real Estate begins renovating vacant buildings in Downtown Everett

1990s

1991

October, 1991: Construction of Colby Place begins

1992

Everett Naval Station formally opens

1993

Everett Performing Arts Center completed

1994

March, 1994: Providence and General Hospitals merge

Frontier Bank Building and Everett Mutual Tower completed in Downtown Everett

1995

Flying Pig Brewing Co. (formerly Glacier Peak) opens

1997

April, 1997: Coastal Community Bank opens

January, 1997: Everett welcomes aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln

2000s

2002

Everett receives All-American City Award

2003

September, 2003: Everett Events Center, now Comcast Arena, opens

Everett Silvertips start first season

2004

October, 2004: Imagine Children’s Museum opens

February, 2004: Peninsula Apartments opens in Downtown Everett

2005

December, 2005: Future of Flight opens at Paine Field

2009

February, 2009: KRKO 1380-AM begins broadcasting at 50,000 watts

December, 2009: Library Place welcomes new residents to Downtown Everett

2011

March, 2011: The second phase of Library Place opens




Photos courtesy of Everett Public Library
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