|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|
BEARD, William G.
CLAGHORN, Lila BEARD
Place - Anacortes, WA