HUB History – Burlington Washington

An online digital collection of family and community History

Hub History is a new online collection of historical photographs and documents of people, families, places and events in and around Burlington Washington.  The photographs and documents are scanned and uploaded by the Burlington Public Library specifically for this project.  Some items and photographs have been donated to the Burlington Public Library Historical Collections. But original materials may kept by owners or creators as long as permission for display is granted by rights owner.

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Where everybody knows your name: growing up Japanese in Burlington, WA, 1920-1942

This history is an account of how two Japanese immigrant families found a way to integrate themselves into the Burlington Washington community through…

It takes a community : ǂb an archaeological investigation of the 1897-1907 Equality Colony, Skagit County, Washington

In 1897 the Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealth, a Maine based socialist political group, put out a call to its membership of over 2,000…

Burlington Library Cornerstone is Laid; [Image include photograph of Washington Hotel where many visitors will be entertained Grange Week.]


Article documenting Burlington Carnegie Library cornerstone installation recognizing the donation of Andrew Carnegie's grant for the construction of…

Letter to Mr. E. L Wilson, Secretary Library Board, Burlington Washington... and receipt for cornerstone....


Letter to Mr. E. L Wilson, Secretary Library Board, Burlington Washington concerning recepticle to be put in stone for the storing of any…

June 19, 1916 A meeting was held...


Typewritten page with report of meeting and history of the library as of June 19, 1916

History of Schools in Burlington, Washington


Article originally appearing program booklet "All-Year Reunion former Students and STaff of Burlington School District #47 * Edison School District #7…

Old Burlington (WA) City Hall Building


The Old Burlington City Hall (circa 2012) was built in 1925 and served the City of Burlington Washington until 1978. According to a 1925 article in…

Class picture of students 1924 or 1925, Burlington Wash.


Two dates on back of photograph 1921 or 1925
Left to Right top row
Harold Monroe
Fred White
Pat Borland
Fred Chase
Earl Bailey

First Grade students seated at desks in classroom with teacher


Schoolchildren [pupils] (about 36) seated at school desk in their with teacher in the back of the classroom

Wagon in front of new business construction.


New business, possibly stable or livery with wagon drawn by two horses. Six men in wagon with flag. Logged off land with snags in background. Names…

History of Burlington


History of Burlington [Washington State] collected and assembled by members of the United States history classes and sociology classes.

Class Picture taken December 1917, Sophomore year in front of High School building presumably Burlington


Students listed on back of photograph:
Ruth Thomas
Jeannette Wilson
Ethel Steel
Kathryn? Rwehr [Rohweder]
Alvena Lane
Grace Whitman

Photographs of Burlington by Galen Biery held by the Center for Pacific Northwest Studies (WWU, Bellingham, WA)

A large collection of historical photographs that includes significant early views of Burlington, Skagit County Washington. Includes many significant…

Man in front of flooded residence in Burlington, Washington


Photographic postcard of two-story folk Victorian residence surrounded by flood waters. Burlington Hill in background; No specific date but floods…

Fairhaven Ave., Burlington WN


Photographic postcard street view of Fairhaven Ave. Burlington Washington. Building signage for Frank Moody Dry Goods, Albertson Real Estate,…

Boy Scouts of Burlington Washington


Photographic Postcard of First Boy Scout Troop in Burlington Washington. "In 1914 a Boy Scout group was formed and used the Baptist Church as a…

Burlington Transfer


Horse drawn wagon with painted lettering saying "Burlington Transfer [?]" in front of West Side Meat Market C. C. Woollen & Son Wholesale Retail…

Photographs of the Knutzen Building fire, May, 1956.


Two story 1907 Knutzen Building burned; contained grocery, meat market and hardware on street level and offices of three doctors and one dentist on…

Cottage residence possibly on Oak St. Burlington, Washington.


Two story gable front folk Victorian residence with elaborate spindlework at peak and on porch posts. Young girl on porch with necklace.  Picket…