4. Roscoe House

Roscoe House

Christopher T Roscoe, Sr., moved to Edmonds with his family in 1888.Records suggest that this house was built by him around 1889. Mr. Roscoe and his wife had ten children, including sons Reuben and Edwin, who co-owned the Brackett & Roscoe Grocery Store with Dan Brackett.For the next half-century, he and his descendants would play central roles in the young town's civic life. 

Upon Edmonds' incorporation in 1890, Mr. Roscoe was elected its first Treasurer. The following year he became a founding member of Edmonds' first fraternal organization, Lodge No. 96 I.O.O.F, and in 1895, he served one year as Mayor of Edmonds. In 1922, he was elected Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney, where he served for a number of years.

The R.T. Roscoe home was moved in 1916 to 4th Ave N, next door to his brother, C.T. Roscoe's home. In 1918, Mr. Roscoe raised the house and grade of the site to build a two-foot crawl space underneath. Over the years, the house has served as multi-family housing, and as office and retail space. 


About the Artist-Made Plaque  

Roscoe plaque

The bronze icons reference various domestic activities and household items. The gardens are represented by images of several different species of Dahlia, which was designated the official flower of Edmonds in 1925.

Tour Information

The Edmonds Stages of History Tour is a walking tour of significant sites that mark twelve different aspects in Edmonds' development. A unique artist-made plaque identifies each site on the tour. We invite you to explore Edmonds history at each location. Photographs on this website are courtesy of the Edmonds Historical Museum, unless otherwise noted. Descriptions of Edmonds history for the Stages of History panels and the website include information from copyrighted articles by Larry Vogel, originally published in the original Patch online newspaper, Edmonds: The First Century by Archie Satterfield (1990), and Edmonds: The Gem of Puget Sound by Ray V. Cloud (1983), and use restrictions apply. Other information sources include individual interviews and information supplied by the Edmonds Historical Museum.  Please contact the City of Edmonds Arts Office at 425-771-0228 with any corrections to information on the website or for inquiries regarding specific sources of copyrighted material.  

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