Historic Buildings & Places

2020 Stanwood Camano Historic Site Tour 

After checking out the audio and video tours for this years Stanwood and Camano Island Historic Sites Tour, read on below about other building histories – a working list telling our community history through local places.

Stanwood (West side near riverfront)

First National Bank building (pdf)
Sons of Norway
Hartney’s Style Shop now an antique store
Folly Theater/Central Tavern/Real Estate offices
1929 Fire Station (pdf)
Stanwood Hotel – still the Stanwood Hotel
Ketchum Store
IOOF Hall
Masonic Hall
Pearson Store, now bar/saloon
Stanwood hardware, now a furniture store
Bungalow Garage, now Camwood Plaza on Main Street
Presbyterian Church, again a church
Signal Gas Station now and for many years, Glass Tech
Peterson Buildings
Stanwood City Hall
S.A. Thompson House – 1900  AUDIO TOUR Stop #3
The S.A. Thompson House, later known as the Camano Art Center operated by painter, Frances Trusdell, now known as the Stanwood House.
Frances [Josephsen] Trusdell was born in Germany in 1897 in Germany and died at the age of 92 in Sept 1989.  Her husband Richard died 30 years earlier in 1969;
They married in 1955.   They bought the art center home from Theresa and Lester Hagstrom in 1957. A year later Frances sponsored the first outdoor art exhibit which according to the Twin City News attracted 1000 people.

Once the Elite Millinery on our historic brick street.

Millinery on the Brick Street

Stanwood (East side near railroad tracks)

People’s Union now Granery (on the tour)
Peterson Apartments 27122 88th Ave NW
C.J. Gunderson Building
N. V. King Building
Mercantile Building & East Stanwood Busy Corner
Pastime Confectionery
Rygg Building (formerly Scandia Bakery and a Meat Market)
American Legion Building
Condensery Building
Twin City Gun Club (former Stanwood Library building)
Anderson Mansion
Taftezon Memorial and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Snohomish County

Camano Island, Island County

Barnum Point Island County Park
Hutchison County Park
Iverson Beach County Park – Shoreline of Livingston Bay and one of the first homesteads on Camano Island
English Boom County Park – Click link for 1972 photograph of the remaining pilings and oil tank platform used in the 1940s by the English Boom Company.  Only a few of these pilings remain.    The historical display at the park tells of this interesting aspect of the logging and steamboat history of the area.  Photograph was taken by local news photographer Howard Hansen.
Utsalady Point Park (Photograph of sign of this pocket park honoring one of the earliest mill communities on Puget Sound)
Leque Island  more to read after link (pdf).