Before Ivar's


Last updated 8/1/2018 at Noon

Ferry Lunch Room and Josh House- ca. 1930

Newcomers to Mukilteo may be unaware of the storied history of the property at 710 Front Street, now known as Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing.

Although we have not found ownership records prior to 1923, it’s possible the property changed hands multiple times during earlier periods of Mukilteo’s boom and bust.

After Mukilteo’s founding in 1860, speculators bought large tracts of land and divided them into many smaller lots expecting to sell them at big profits. The Depressions of 1873 and 1893 forced many property owners into receivership.

In 1923, Howard Josh bought the property where Iv...

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