Everett Neighborhood was named for the Everett School which, in turn, was named for Edward Everett of Massachusetts, Secretary of State under President Millard Fillmore in the 1850's. The Lincoln connection was that Everett introduced Abraham Lincoln when Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
The Everett neighborhood includes some of the oldest platted land in the City. North of "A" Street, the neighborhood is part of the Original Plat of Lincoln, laid out when the capital city was founded in 1867. Everett School stands on one of the blocks set aside in that original plan for a public school. The present building, which replaced an earlier elementary school, was constructed as Lincoln's second junior high school in 1928.
South of "A" Street, Everett includes part of South Lincoln Addition (west of 11th Street), laid out in 1869, and Dawson's Addition to South Lincoln (east of 11th Street), added in 1870. Those two tracts of land were owned and subdivided by two of Lincoln's founders, William Donovan and Jacob Dawson.
The very early subdivision of this neighborhood contributed to the rich diversity of buildings found throughout the area, including some of Lincoln's oldest houses, dating back to the 1870's.
While there is no historic district in the area, the neighborhood features several buildings identified as historic landmarks. At the northern edge of the area, around 11th & "H" Streets, the Bahr Terrace and the Lyman Terrace are the two finest examples of early row houses in Lincoln, built around 1889. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are Lincoln Landmarks, The Albert Watkins House at 920 "D" Street, built in 1887, is listed on the National Register as the home of an important Nebraska historian, and as a fine example of the Queen Anne style. The James Calhoun house at 1130 Plum Street, built in 1889-90, was the home of an early newspaper editor and is an example of a pattern-book house, built according to a published design obtained from a catalogue. Many additional historic sites make Everett an interesting place to live and to visit.