Stanwood Camano Historic Sites Tour

A free Virtual Tour of Historic Sites

Historic Sites

The following Historic Sites are featured on the 2020 Virtual Tour.

People’s Union Hall – 1904

AUDIO TOUR Stop #1

8715 271st St NW, Stanwood

The People’s Union Hall, now known as The Granary building, near the depot was dedicated in 1904 amid much fanfare and a cooperative store was established. A few years later, the townsite of East Stanwood was platted.

Sons of Norway – 1914

AUDIO TOUR Stop #2

9910 270th st NW, Stanwood

The Sons of Norway was organized in Stanwood in 1910 and they made their home at the I.O.O.F. Public Hall until they bought the S.A. Thompson Hall in 1914 and moved it across the street to the present location.

S.A. Thompson House – 1900

AUDIO TOUR Stop #3
Virtual video Tour

The S.A. Thompson House, now known as The Stanwood House, was built sometime between 1900 and 1908. The house is a two-story hipped roof colonial with full front and side porches. Windows are four-paned double hung style. Porch supports had decorative brackets and cresting.

D.O. Pearson House – 1890

AUDIO TOUR Stop #4
Virtual video tour

27108 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood

The D.O. Pearson House belonged to the first mayor of Stanwood. He arrived in the area when it was still called Centreville and built the town’s first general store in 1877. He built a wharf to make it possible for steamboats to dock along the Stillaquamish River waterfront. Pearson became the sixth Postmaster in seven years, changing the town’s postal designation to a less commonly used name of Stanwood, the maiden name of his wife Clara. The house was built in 1890 and was placed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 1973. It is a three-story Second Empire Victorian style.

Stanwood I.O.O.F. Public Hall – 1902

AUDIO TOUR Stop #5
Virtual video tour

27130 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood
Open Wed & Fri, 1pm – 4pm, & special events
sahs-fncc.org

The Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was restored in 2003 by the Stanwood Area Historical Society to host music, arts, cultural and family events, as it once did in the early 1990s.

Stanwood Volunteer Fire Department (1929)

AUDIO TOUR Stop #6
Virtual video tour

10209 270th St. NW, Stanwood

Home to S.A.A.L. Brewing,

Camano Lutheran Church

Camano Lutheran Church – 1906

AUDIO TOUR Stop #7
Virtual video tour

850 Heichel Rd, Camano Island
Open Sundays
camanolutheranchurch.org

Established in 1890 in Utsalady. In 1895 services were held at the Livingston Bay school, which was located across the road. It was moved to this site and is now Pioneer Hall. Construction of this church began in 1904 and the dedication was July 9, 1906. Listed on the Washington Heritage Register.

Camano Lutheran Cemetery

Camano Lutheran Cemetery – 1921

AUDIO TOUR Stop #8
Virtual video tour

East Camano Drive, Camano Island
Open daily dawn to dusk

Camano Lutheran Church purchased this land on May 2, 1921 for $125. Records of burials begin as early as 1909. Most Camano Island pioneer families are represented at this cemetery. All are welcome here to reflect on the lives of those who shared this island before us.

Kristoferson Farm – 1912

AUDIO TOUR Stop #9

332 North East Camano Dr, Camano Island
Open daily
kristofersonfarm.com

The barn was built in 1914 from Douglas Fir milled on site. Kristoferson Barn has been the hub of farm operations for the Kristoferson family for over 100 years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

South Camano Grange – 1930

AUDIO TOUR Stop #10
Virtual video tour

2227 South Camano Dr., Camano Island
Open for special events

South Camano Grange #930 was organized January 18, 1930 by O.C. Wisner. It is a family-friendly organization that promotes family values. Service to the community is the backbone of the Grange.

Camano Island State Park – 1949

AUDIO TOUR Stop #11
Virtual video tour

2269 Lowell Point Rd, Camano Island
Open daily dawn to dusk
www.parks.state.wa.us/484/CamanoIsland

A community initiated and supported park. In 1949, ninety-two acres of land was acquired for a park. The initial development was accomplished in one day by nearly 500 public spirited volunteers from Stanwood and Camano Island.

Cama Beach State Park – 1934

AUDIO TOUR Stop #12
Virtual video tour

1880 South West Camano Dr, Camano Island
Open daily dawn to dusk
www.parks.state.wa.us/483/Cama-Beach

Cama Beach was a 1930s-era fishing resort complete with waterfront cedar cabins and bungalows. Muriel and Lee Risk operated Cama Beach Resort for 55 years. In 1990, the Risk daughters acted to turn the property into a state park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Camano City Schoolhouse – 1906

AUDIO TOUR Stop #13
Virtual video tour

993 Orchid Rd, Camano Island
Open for special events
camanoschoolhouse.com

Built in 1906, this one room schoolhouse served students of the rapidly growing mill town of Camano City. It was used as a school until 1936. Then it served as a community hall, home to the Fire Department and Sparklers auxiliary. It was sold in 2012 to the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation. Listed on the Washington Heritage Register in 2014.

Utsalady Ladies Aid – 1906

AUDIO TOUR Stop #14

79 Utsalady Rd, Camano Island
Open for special events
utsaladyladiesaid.org

Utsalady Ladies Aid was founded in 1908. It is the second oldest organization in Island County. The building was constructed in 1923 for $566.73. It is a symbol of community spirit and unity for those living on Camano Island. Listed on WA Heritage & National Registers of Historic Places since 1998.

Camano Pioneer Cemetery

AUDIO TOUR Stop #15
Virtual video tour

557 East North Camano Dr, Camano Island
Open daily dawn to dusk

Camano Island’s early settlers and some Native Americans are buried here.