Useful Books and Resources

The Everett Public Library attempts to add all books printed on Snohomish County history. Even if you don't find information about your property or the people connected with it, these histories provide a context for your research. For instance, knowing the years that building booms happened or that economic hard times occurred may shed light on why the property you're researching was built or remodeled when it was, or why it became a rental, etc. Books on architectural styles and historic design plans are also available.


The following can be found in the library's collections:
  • A Survey of Everett's Historical Properties, by David Dilgard and Margaret Riddle (1996)
  • Hands On! The Rehabilitation Handbook for Everett's Historic Homes, by the Everett Historical Commission and the Everett Planning Department (1992)
  • Snohomish County Cultural Resource Inventory, by Brent Lambert (1981)
  • Discovering the History of Your House and Your Neighborhood, by Betsy J. Green (2002)
  • House Histories: A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home, by Sally Light (1989)
  • Small Houses of the Twenties: The Sears, Roebuck 1926 House Catalog, Dover (1991)
  • 500 Small Houses of the Twenties (also called Books of a thousand homes, vol. 1), Dover (1990)

Online Resources

The League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations has links for those interested in historic preservation and a list of museums and heritage groups in Snohomish County.

Some member organizations maintain collections that relate to the history of specific county communities. These may include photographs, written accounts, maps, artifacts and oral histories. Older members of each group are great resources, particularly for stories relating to a house or building history.

Historic Everett sponsors and promotes historic preservation programs in Everett.