Everett Sights

  1. Neil House

    From the high peaks of the "Boeing Boom" to the low valleys of the "Boeing Bust," the 1970s was a time of dramatic, irrevocable change in Everett history.

  2. Frank LaRoche

    On the eve of the boom that began the city of Everett, a Seattle photographer traveled by sternwheeler to the townsite on Port Gardner Bay, toting his tripod, view camera and a heavy parcel of unexposed glass plates. The month was October, the year 1891, and the man behind the camera was dapper, mustachioed Frank La Roche. His job: fulfilling a commission for the management of the Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Company, one of the industries which was to line the perimeters of Henry Hewitt’s “City of Smokestacks.”

  3. Summer of 1907

    Population growth in the Pacific Northwest tripled from 1900 to 1910 due to the arrival of immigrants and U.S. home seekers to the newly-developed western states. Nationally these were prosperous years and people felt optimistic. Bert Brush, Clara and Alice Rigby, and Jesse Myers were the major commercial photographers working in Everett in 1907, but no definite connection has been made to any particular studio. It is equally possible that they were taken by an itinerant photographer. Please contact the Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room if you have further information about the collection or an individual photo.

  1. King and Baskerville Studio

    Despite the short duration of King and Baskerville's time in Everett, the images they created have been saved and treasured in several forms over the years. Views were assembled into special scrapbooks, and early residents kept individual mounted prints from this series. Photographer John Juleen copied some during the 1920s for use in William Whitefields’s “History of Snohomish County”.

  2. Sumner Iron Works

    The images in this collection are presented with the original product names and photograph captions. The names of some machine parts reflect certain racist attitudes of the early 20th century and may be considered offensive today. In presenting this collection, the library has made no attempt to editorialize the historic names or conventions.