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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Discovering the J.S. White Building, Hidden in Plain Sight

Blake and White Bldg

Snohomish writer, photographer, and designer Warner Blake will demonstrate at Everett Public Library how he rediscovered Snohomish's J.S. White Building, which had been misidentified for nearly fifty years. The program is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Everett Public Library Auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett. There is no charge to attend.

Blake pored over editions of the Snohomish Eye newspaper from the 1890s, issues of the Snohomish County Tribune, and public records in proving that what had been known for years as the Princess Theatre Building was really a distinguished creation of Snohomish's premier early architect J.S. White.

Blake is author of Early Snohomish and J.S. White, Our First Architect, written in collaboration with photographer Otto Gruele. From 2008-2010 he was president of the Snohomish Historical Society. For years he wrote "Snohomish: Then and Now", a monthly feature in the Snohomish County Tribune. He also produced the "Soup Talks Trilogy" for the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theater in 1996, and has produced several documentary films.

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