Inscription. Built by the Puget Mill Company in 1919, this grocery and supply store was located on the North Trunk Road in Alderwood Manor (now 196th Street SW in Lynnwood). The Main Store was a familiar landmark half-way between Seattle and Everett to passengers on the Interurban Rail Line which ran behind the store.
By Norm Kumma, September 16, 2012
|1. Wickers Building Marker|
In 1920, the post office was established in the building with the store keeper as postmaster, and mail was delivered daily by the Interurban. In the mid-Twenties the store was sold to Guy and Hannah Parker and, in 1933, to Herman and Anita Wickers who sold it in 1965. The building remained on 196th
In 1997, the City of Lynnwood rescued the Tudor revival-style building from demolition during freeway construction. In 2001, it was moved a few blocks to Heritage Park, and renovation in 2003 restored the building’s distinctive features. Funding for the renovation was made possible by a federal TEA-21 grant, local hotel/motel taxes and the City of Lynnwood.
The Wickers Building is listed on the Historical American Buildings Survey in the Library of Congress, and the Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places.
Erected by City of Lynnwood.
Location. 47° 49.073′ N, 122° 16.655′ W. Marker is in Lynnwood, Washington, in Snohomish County. Marker can be reached from Poplar Way half a mile
south of 196th ST SW, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is located at Lynnwood Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA 98036, United States of America.
By Norm Kumma, September 16, 2012
|2. Wickers Building|
|The marker is visible nestled in the bushes to the left of the entrance.|
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage (a few steps from this marker); Humble House (within shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Trolley (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Explorers (approx. 9.1 miles away); Mural at Bergen Place (approx. 11.5 miles away); Ballard Avenue Landmark District Historic Marker Project (approx. 11.5 miles away); Ballard Avenue Historic District / Ballard City Hall Bell (approx. 11.5 miles away); 1890 Seattle Fire Department Bell (approx. 12 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynnwood.
Regarding Wickers Building. The Wickers Building is now home to the South Snohomish County Visitor Information Center, offering information on travel, accommodations and community events to tourists and residents.
Exhibitions in the Wickers Building:
• 1st floor main gallery includes “Making Tracks: Linking Seattle to Everett by the Interurban Railway “, and rotating exhibits.
• Photo gallery of historic Alderwood Manor.
• Donated artifacts displayed throughout the building.
• 2nd floor exhibits include the history of the building and historic artifacts.
|3. Wickers Building circa 1920|
|This same photo is also displayed on the marker.|
Also see . . . Lynnwood Heritage Park. Come and experience the history of Lynnwood from its roots as Alderwood Manor in the 1920′s. Heritage Park features some of Alderwood Manor’s earliest structures renovated as heritage resources for the community. (Submitted on October 5, 2012.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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