May is National Historical Preservation Month and the Lynnwood Historical Commission is dedicating a plaque to honor the history of Alderwood Manor at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
Mayor Nicola Smith will be dedicating the plaque, which will be located outside the main entrance.
The planned community of Alderwood Manor emerged between Everett and Seattle along the electric Interurban Railway in 1919. By 1922 the population of Alderwood Manor had grown to 1,463 people – and 200,000 hens. Egg production in Alderwood Manor ranked second in the nation. The Great Depression in the 1930s decimated the poultry business, and in 1939 the Interurban was dismantled in favor of bus and automobile transportation. The opening of Highway 99 stimulated commercial development in the area, bringing growth and opportunities to the new city of Lynnwood, which was incorporated in 1959.
The Lynnwood Convention Center is located at 3711 196th St. SW., Lynnwood.