Lynnwood in Snohomish County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
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 families. The house has been preserved at Heritage Park as a residence typical of 1940’s Alderwood Manor.
Erected by City of Lynnwood.
Location. Touch 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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 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); The Olympic Mountains (approx. 5½ miles away); Emil Fredreksen Memorial (approx. 7.9 miles away); Carkeek Park (approx. 8.6 miles away); Early Explorers (approx. 9.1 miles away); Landing Site of Capt. George Vancouver (approx. 9.1 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 operated by the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society. The library offers free classes and community access to genealogy resources.
Categories. • Agriculture • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2012, by Norm Kumma of Bothell, Washington. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 31 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.