Carnegie Library, 3001 Oakes Avenue (1905)
National Register of Historic Places
Designed by AF Heide in 1904 and completed in 1905, this impressive structure replaced Everett’s first public library located on the second floor of the first City Hall. Used as a funeral home once the library moved to its present Hoyt Avenue location, it recently housed the Snohomish County History Museum. It is believed to be patterned after the Pamona, California, public library.
A $25,000 Carnegie grant made the building possible. The architects provided a design modeled after McKim, Mead and Whites’s Boston Public Library. It served as a library until 1934. None of the surrounding houses have survived. The new Everett Events Center is located across the street to the north.