159. Cleaver-Clough House, 2031 Grand Avenue

Cleaver-Clough House, 2031 Grand Avenue (1907) Everett Register This house is an outstanding example of both the Shingle and Craftsman architectural styles. The distinctive characteristics include wide, open eaves with knee brace decoration, rubble and brick chimney, and shingle and clapboard siding. The Shingle style was made popular in fashionable seaside resorts of the East Coast in the 1880’s. Although commonly known as the Herbert J. Clough house, the first resident of this home was William H. Cleaver, a dry goods merchant with a store at the corner of Hewitt and Rockefeller Avenues in downtown Everett. The Cleavers were the parents of Gertrude Rucker, wife of Jasper Rucker. Herbert J. Clough purchased the home around 1910 and lived there with his wife Lenora until the mid 1920’s. Mr. Clough was part owner of the extensive Cluff family industries, comprised of a number of waterfront mills that shipped products worldwide, and included the Cluff-Hartley Mill, the world’s largest producer of red cedar shingles. Well-known and respected Everett attorney Clayton Williams owned the home from the mid 1920’s through the mid 1940’s. In the late 1940’s, the home was converted into six apartments. Present owners purchased the property in 1995 and began the arduous task of restoring the house to a single-family residence.