Snohomish County Courthouse, 3021 Wetmore Avenue. (1911) National Register
Tales still abound of the bitter fight in which Everett stole the county seat from Snohomish. The first Everett courthouse, which opened in 1898 was designed by AF Heide in the Chateauesque Style. It burned in August, 1909, and was rebuilt from new plans by the same architect, this time in the stuccoed Mission Style. It has bracketed eaves, a clock tower with belfry, tile roofs, and false gables. Elements of the earlier design can be detected in the present facade; note the three round arches below the tower.
Just north at the corner of Wall St. and Rockefeller Ave is the First Presbyterian Church, built in 1910 at a reported cost of $45,000. It was proclaimed the first dedicated church building in this new city. The land was donated by early Everett pioneer and businessman W.G. Swalwell. The north chapel addition was added in 1954 and the steeple erected in the early 1960s.