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Catalog Number 2013.016.001-.002
Object Name Ornament, Surface
Scope & Content Two rubbings on paper napkins from the Huntoon Building aka Beard Building. The Huntoon Building was located on the SE corner of 6th Street and I Avenue. It was part of a development centered around James McNaught interests in this section of Anacortes. The building was erected May 1890 by contractors Trafton & Anderson for John Huntoon. The 1892 Washington Territory census of Anacortes listed, "Huntoon, John, 63: real estate; wife Mary, 41, daughter Carlyn, 21."
By 1893 Huntoon had moved on. The 7-13-1893, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported he had a 1500 acre ranch 20 miles SW of Spokane. His building had 6 retail spaces on the ground floor and 10 rooms on each of the upper floors. Numerous builds were housed here including Austin Lathrop's "Horseshoeing & General Blacksmith" business (10-16-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN), and Young Sylvester & Company's "Groceries, provisions, produce, hay & grain, Island Bakery" (2-9-1893). By 1893 a portion of the building was known as Fidalgo Hotel. William and May Beard acquired and renovated the building by the mid-190s; it served as the home for their family of 9 children. They are listed as living there in the 1901 directory. Daughter Lila Beard Claghorn lived and operated an antique store there. Beard contemplated moving the building to P/Commercial Avenue, but decided it was too costly (ANACORTES STORY, p. 11). The Huntoon Building was demolished in the spring of 1965. See 2-11-1965 ANACORTES AMERICAN.
Title Rubbings from Huntoon Building
Caption Rubbings from Huntoon Building
People BEARD, Mary
BEARD, William G.
CLAGHORN, Lila BEARD
HUNTOON, Carlyn
HUNTOON, John
HUNTOON, Mary
LATHROP, Austin
McNAUGHT, James
Search Terms Beard Building
Huntoon Building
napkin
rubbing
Subjects Adornment
Structure
Place - Anacortes, WA
Art