From decades past
The west end of Hewitt still reflects the city's working-class, mill-town roots.
Four one-time tavern buildings remain between the bridge and Marine View Drive. The Anchor occupies a classic "flatiron" brick building, which opened as an office in 1906, then converted one year later to Mulligan's Saloon. It has been the Anchor since 1934; the actual anchor on its sidewalk dates to its founding.
Seamen based at nearby Naval Station Everett "borrowed" the anchor several months ago, then returned it with a new blue-and-yellow paint job.
Two storefronts up, a Hawaiian restaurant that relocated from the downtown core has taken over an historic two-story wooden building that once housed another saloon.
And Anchor regular David Williams, a 26-year-old artist, remembers a childhood spent skateboarding past the old Blue Diamond, in a small building that now houses a Thai restaurant.
He would make faces through the window, he recalls, prompting pub patrons to come outside and watch him skate down the block and beneath the trestle.
"This is Everett," he said, nodding at the industrial-looking bridge. "It's been here forever; why take it down?"