The news-clipping reproduction on the left shows a photograph of the original Stanwood Town Hall built in 1904 soon after Stanwood incorporated in 1903. It faced the same direction (north) as the front entrance on Irvine (270th) as the current City Hall.
At the time, there was no S. R. 532. It had three houses behind it and the large Stanwood Lumber Co to the southwest. .
According to the 1910 Anderson Plat book of Snohomish County, there was a jail behind this building and it was labeled “Court Room and Jail”.
It was located at the corner of Oliver (102nd Dr) and Irvine Street (270th St NW)
The “new/current” Stanwood City Hall building was completed in 1936 and was a special project of 5-term Mayor Charles Dockendorf. It was partially funded by the Work Progress Administration (WPA). In 1944 it was paid off “with virtually no extra cost to the taxpayers, representing an investment of about $20,000.” (Twin City News, Jan 6, 1944)