“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lynnwood in Snohomish County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)

Humble House

Humble House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norm Kumma, September 16, 2012
1. Humble House Marker
Inscription.  The park site’s original residence was built in 1919 by the Puget Mill Company, and first owned by Joseph R. and Harriet B. Holt. In 1934, wanting to “live in the country,” Mildred and Albert Humble and their two daughters, Janice and Mary, traded their Seattle home for the Holt’s 2-room house on a five acre tract.

The Humble family’s furnishings filled the little house to capacity, forcing them to sleep in the well house, which used to stand behind the main house. Renovations over the next 30 years included the addition of two bedrooms, a dining room, cellar and fireplace, and allowed the Humble family to completely move into the house.

Although Mr. Humble rode the Interurban to work every day in Seattle, a 45-minute train ride, the family was truly living on a farm now. They all pitched in taking care of the animals, building chicken coops, and working in the cherry orchard.

Located across the road from the Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm, this was a significant farm of its time, and the original house was typical of the minimal accommodations provided by the Puget Mill Company for these pioneering
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families. The house has been preserved at Heritage Park as a residence typical of 1940’s Alderwood Manor.
Erected by City of Lynnwood.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 47° 49.099′ N, 122° 16.654′ 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. The marker is located at Lynnwood Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood WA 98036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alderwood Manor Heritage Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Wickers Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Interurban Trolley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carnegie Library & Log Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Olympic Mountains (approx. 5½ miles away); Emil Fredreksen Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Carkeek Park (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynnwood.
Regarding Humble House. The Humble House has been preserved in its original location in the park. It is now a Genealogy Research Library
Humble House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Norm Kumma, September 16, 2012
2. Humble House
The marker is visible to the right of the steps.
operated by the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society. The library offers free classes and community access to genealogy resources.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 30, 2023