SPECIAL NOTICE:

October in Snohomish is J. S. White Month, marking the anniversary of his death on October 22, 1920. On Saturday, October 14th, I will be presenting a slide show titled: “Discovering the White Building Hidden in Plain Sight” at the 66th Pacific Northwest History Conference: “Hidden Histories, Diverse Publics” held in Spokane, Washington.

Since 1973, the White Building was called the Princess Theater Building because of a photograph published in the first modern history of Snohomish and the name stuck until combing through the 19th-century newspaper, The Eye, I found the sub-head: “The City Council Meets in the White Building.”

The story will be presented locally on Saturday, October 21st … learn more.

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HOMEMADE HISTORY IS PRICLESS

Buy Now Online or Uppercase Bookshop!

Dear Readers:

The genesis of our book was the discovery of White’s family home on the west side of town in 2007, so you can imagine how exciting it is for me to write that our book J. S. White Our First Architect is now for sale! I use the word our because copies of the book arrived in Snohomish exactly one year later from when a group of Angels met in the garden of the restored St. Michael Church and made the commitment to raising the publishing costs.

Make no mistake about it, J. S. White Our First Architect is Published by the People of Snohomish and Friends. Written by yours truly along with Seattle photographer Otto Greule and editor Susan Geib who lives in New Hampshire. It was produced by Lucia|Marquand of Seattle.

On the 172nd anniversary of J. S. White’s birth in Tamworth, NH, we celebrated with cake and a group snap of the Angels and Publishers — so now it’s official our fine art book is released to the world.

It is available at Snohomish’s own Uppercase Bookshop on 2nd and Avenue B,  and available here by check or online using PayPal.

Thanks!

Here are the specs:

• Extent: 112 pages + endsheets + hardcover + head-and-tail-bands (tiny pieces of colored twine at the top and bottom of the spine) + dust jacket
• Trim size: 8″ wide by 10.5″ high, portrait format
• Text: prints 4/4 color + varnish on 157 gsm matte art paper
• Endsheets: print 4/4 color uncoated paper
• Hardcover: cloth wrapped over 3mm board, foil stamping on front and spine
• Dust jacket: prints 5/0 color + lamination 0n 157gsm glossy art paper
• Images: 68 digital • Shrink-wrap: all copies individually shrink-wrapped

Price: $49.95 +tax ($54.50) FREE Media Mail Shipping!

Purchase by check payable to Snohomish Stories, 230 Avenue B, Snohomish, WA 98290; or use the PayPal link.  Please let me know if you would like an inscription in the book.

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js white book cover

HOMEMADE HISTORY IS PRICLESS

Buy Now Online or Uppercase Bookshop!

Dear Readers:

The genesis of our book was the discovery of White’s family home on the west side of town in 2007, so you can imagine how exciting it is for me to write that our book J. S. White Our First Architect is now for sale! I use the word our because copies of the book arrived in Snohomish exactly one year later from when a group of Angels met in the garden of the restored St. Michael Church and made the commitment to raising the publishing costs.

Make no mistake about it, J. S. White Our First Architect is Published by the People of Snohomish and Friends. Written by yours truly along with Seattle photographer Otto Greule and editor Susan Geib who lives in New Hampshire. It was produced by Lucia|Marquand of Seattle.

On the 172nd anniversary of J. S. White’s birth in Tamworth, NH, we celebrated with cake and a group snap of the Angels and Publishers — so now it’s official our fine art book is released to the world.

It is available at Snohomish’s own Uppercase Bookshop on 2nd and Avenue B,  and available here by check or online using PayPal.

Thanks!

Here are the specs:

• Extent: 112 pages + endsheets + hardcover + head-and-tail-bands (tiny pieces of colored twine at the top and bottom of the spine) + dust jacket
• Trim size: 8″ wide by 10.5″ high, portrait format
• Text: prints 4/4 color + varnish on 157 gsm matte art paper
• Endsheets: print 4/4 color uncoated paper
• Hardcover: cloth wrapped over 3mm board, foil stamping on front and spine
• Dust jacket: prints 5/0 color + lamination 0n 157gsm glossy art paper
• Images: 68 digital • Shrink-wrap: all copies individually shrink-wrapped

Price: $49.95 +tax ($54.50) FREE Media Mail Shipping!

Purchase by check payable to Snohomish Stories, 230 Avenue B, Snohomish, WA 98290; or use the PayPal link.  Please let me know if you would like an inscription in the book.

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Meet Our Board of Angels

Karen Guzak

Karen Guzak

Karen, on the left, is the Mayor of Snohomish, and every year she lets the frog kiss her with the dream of tourists coming to town.  When not kissing frogs, Karen is cutting ribbons, welcoming new businesses in Snohomish.  She is one of seven council members and every two years, members elect one of their colleagues to serve as mayor, Mayor Karen has been on the job for seven years.  And when not mayoring, Karen is taking care of business at Yoga Circle Studio, located at 707 Pine Street, her 13 year old business.  Once an exhibiting and public artist living and working in Seattle, Karen has put aside art making since moving to Snohomish in 2000, where she started a garden while renovating a 100 year old church named, “AngelArmsWorks.”  In 1995, Karen accompanied Warner to New York City to help with the presentation of his “SoupTalks Trilogy” at the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theatre, where we slept on the floor in the LaMama dorm!  And now, she is leading this fun(d)raising campaign for beautiful book picturing and celebrating Snohomish’s 19th-century architectural heritage.  Thank You Karen.
Margaret and Randy Riddle

Margaret and Randy Riddle

Margaret co-founded the Everett Public Library’s Northwest Room with David Dilgard, both of whom have been generous supporters of this project with their research expertise.  Margaret retired from the Northwest Room when there were no more awards to win and is now giving her time to the HistoryLink.org website, Washington State’s free online encyclopedia, with focus on Snohomish County history.
Otto Greule

Otto Greule

Otto is a Seattle based, architectural photographer who made the trip to Snohomish during the celebration of its founding in 1859.  That was in 2009, the same year that he began capturing White’s surviving structures.  Otto returned again and again over the next six years, often before dawn, to capture all 10 buildings used in our book.  It was Otto’s work that motivated Warner to reach out to Ed Marquand, while visiting hisYakima Hills hangout in the small town of Tieton, for his thoughts on his company producing an art book featuring Otto’s work … his reaction was very positive and it’s been the goal ever since that meeting in 2010.  You are encouraged to visit Otto’s handsome website to learn and SEE more.
Emily (Starr) Guildner

Emily (Starr) Guildner

Emily is an Attorney at Law with Snohomish’s law firm Weed, Graafstra & Associates; and, a new mother.  She is a native of Snohomish and graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and Willamette University College of Law.  She specializes in legal research and writing including completing two collaborative reports during law school that were accepted by the United Nations Human Rights Council, one of which was adopted by the Human Rights Commission Summary of Stakeholder’s
submissions.  She also completed an alternative dispute resolution workshop while studying aboard in Norway in 2008. Emily currently researches a variety of legal issues for municipal clients and participates in complex public records requests, private real estate litigation and mediations.  In 2007, Emily, along with her parents, helped Warner produce a short video about her brother Jeffrey’s death in Iraq, which you can watch online.
Janet Kusler & Mary Pat Connors

Janet Kusler & Mary Pat Connors

Janet & Mary Pat attended the 2015 Women’s World Cup tournament in Canada, dressed to leave no doubt which team got their support.  Both women support many charitable organizations in Snohomish, and have over many years.   They co-owned the last full service neighborhood pharmacy in Snohomish, Kusler’s, on Avenue D, once owned by Janet’s father.   Janet went on to co-founded Matrix Pharmacy with former Kusler employee, Jason Hunter.  This Snohomish company specializes in residential care, as Janet, a 35 year pharmacy veteran, specializes in clinical geriatric pharmacy.  Mary Pat opened Snohomish’s finest wine store, Blanc & Rouge, which recently celebrated its three year anniversary, when Mary Pat learned how to open a Champaign bottle with a sword!  It’s the encouragement from both women that this fundraising drive was initiated and speaks for their faith in Snohomish people to step up when asked. Janet is an opera lover, and Mary Pat loves Janet.
Melinda Gladstone

Melinda Gladstone

Having recently celebrated my 70th birthday, I have decided to focus my Present and Future on:  peace, health, joy, creativity, love of family (which includes the natural world) and gratitude.  It is Time to simplify my life.
I look forward to helping the people of Snohomish birth the art piece about J.S. White.

Joan and Michael Witney

Joan and Michael Witney

Joan works at Emerson School in Snohomish, while Michael is a writer for Counterpunch, a gardner and property manager; and recently, they became first time grandparents.
Leah & Shaun McNatt

Leah & Shaun McNatt

Family-owned and operated by Leah and Shaun McNatt and Cheryl Holt, Uppercase Bookshop is the official bookstore of J.S. White: Our First Architect.  They are the fourth owners of Snohomish’s long established independent bookstore.  This is the place to go to pre-order your copy, beginning in October  and, we hope, in March 2017, to hold the book in your hands while Leah or Cheryl ring up your sale.  A sample chapter will be available to read in the loft study at the Uppercase Bookshop in advance of publication.
Denise Johns & Terry Thoren

Denise Johns & Terry Thoren

Denise and Terry are new comers to Snohomish, but you wouldn’t know it by the number of friends they have made and organizations they have joined.  Denise is a Landscape Architect and a Project Manager in the city’s Engineer Department, who has jumped in with both feet into several park projects.  Her new husband still commutes every other week to Los Angels for his work as CEO of Wonder Media.  The company produces software that is turning elementary students into movie makers all across the nation, but first here in Snohomish.

Penny and Gary Ferguson

Both Penny and Gary are descendants from early Snohomish families.  Gary is the great grandson of the town’s founder, E.C. Ferguson, while Penny’s grandfather was Snohomish’s first mailman, Robert Hazeltine, when home delivery began in 1911.  Both have been active over the years in Snohomish’s civil and cultural activities, Gary, once a city council member, Historical Society president, and a recently a volunteer member with the Ad Hoc Open Government Commission;  while Penny is a Master Gardener  and long time active member of  the Snohomish Garden Club.

WALKING IS AN HISTORIC ACT

Walking Tour of White's Buildings