Snohomish County

US States / V-Z / Washington / Snohomish County
0939WC09

Snohomish County is named for the Snohomish Native American tribe, referred to as the “lowland people”.

 

Created:  January 14, 1861

County Seat: 

Mukilteo       1861

Snohomish   1861 – 1897

Everett         1861 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Everett  

 

Location:  3000 Rockerfeller Avenue / Wall Street

Built:  1910

Style:  Spanish Mission

Architect:  August F Heide of Siebrand & Heide

Contractor:  Olson & Mellen

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story stucco, concrete and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds.in the city center and retains three arches from the previous courthouse that burned. On the west center rises a high clock tower. There are arched windows along the second story. The building has a red colored tile roof. In 1953, a wing was added on the north side and the south side.

 

Note:  On February 1, 1898, a three story brick and stone Chateauesque style courthouse was completed. In 1908, a two story brick annex was constructed on the north end of the courthouse. Sparks from a fire which originated in a carriage and wheel factory directly across from the site on Wetmore Avenue spread to the courthouse roof on August 2, 1909, and in the ensuing destruction the annex was all that could be saved. County government functioned in the annex until a new building was erected upon the foundations of the old courthouse. August F Heide of Siebrand & Heide who had designed the old courthouse was hired as architect for the building of the present courthouse.

 

County Courthouse – Everett  

 

0948wc09

 

Location: 3000 Rockerfeller Avenue / Wall Street

Built:  1965 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Harmon-Pray-Detrich

Contractor:  John H Sellen Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a five story concrete and glass rectangular structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center and has a portico on the north entrance. The building is located on the north side of the old courthouse and is connected by a one story structure.

 

Note:  A five story addition is under construction from 2018 to 2020 on the northeast side. The courthouse is being refurbished . The architect is Heery International of Atlanta and Hoffman Construction Company of Seattle.

 

District Courthouses

 

Cascade District – Arlington

Evergreen District – Monroe

South District – Lynnwood

 

Courthouses: 

N – Skagit County 

E – Chelan County

S – King County

W – Kitsap County and Island County

 

 

 

1622wc16

Old County Courthouse

 

 

0941wc09

 

 

0942wc09

 

 

1637wc16

 

 

0944wc09

 

 

1629wc16

 

 

1630wc16

 

 

0943wc09

 

 

1628wc16

 

 

1626wc16

County Courthouse

 

 

0945wc09

 

 

697o12

 

 

1627wc16

 

 

1631wc16

Photos taken 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2016