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Name 12th Street

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Image of 2012.066.195 - Plat

2012.066.195 - Plat

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This plat map shows from 9th Street to 14th Street from L Avenue to N Avenue.

Image of 2012.066.196 - Plat

2012.066.196 - Plat

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This plat map shows from 9th Street to 12th Street from N Avenue to P (Commercial) Avenue.

Image of 2012.066.204 - Plat

2012.066.204 - Plat

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This plat map for Local Improvement District #147 includes Commercial and O Avenue between 12th Street and 17th Street. Dated October 15, 1945, it is signed by Joe L. Hagan, Mayor, and T. G. McCrory, City Engineer.

Image of 2012.066.230 - Drawing, Technical

2012.066.230 - Drawing, Technical

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This profile map extends on 12th Street from Commercial Avenue to A Avenue.

Image of 2012.066.085 - Book, Record

2012.066.085 - Book, Record

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. City of Anacortes Levels Book # 3 created November 1914 - March 1922 for the levels on H Avenue from 6th Street to 12th Street.

Image of 2012.066.037 - Plat

2012.066.037 - Plat

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This plat map is of Davis' 1st Addition. It includes east of F Avenue to H Avenue and 11th Street to south of 12th Street.

Image of 2012.066.051 - Plat

2012.066.051 - Plat

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. This plat map is a copy of the recorded plat of H. H. Barber's Addition. It includes H Avenue from 11th Street to north of 12th Street. Created January 21, 1893, it is signed by Ira C. Otis, City Engineer.

Image of D.II.179.A,B - L Snyder, R Eberly, C Nelson

D.II.179.A,B - L Snyder, R Eberly, C Nelson

Lisa Snyder, Rick Eberle, Charles Nelson on bike route on 12th Street riding west about one block west of Steinmans Grocery. Also signs posting "Bike Route" and "Bicycles Yield to Pedestrians" NOTATION on back: "File category: 74-15-0 #12; Location: Dist. 1; Date 03-05-74; Photographer: GB; Subject Names: (left to right): Lisa Snyder, Rick Eberly, Charles Nelson; 13-1-1"

Image of WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

This view of Oakes Avenue was taken just west of where 12th Street ended and it became Oakes Avenue. The view is taken at Dakota Street. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90.

Image of WF 1260 - Laying pipe on 12th Street

WF 1260 - Laying pipe on 12th Street

This is the first of three photos in a series that Brady took of men installing new pipe on 12th Street near H. The view looks east on 12th.

Image of WF 1261 - Laying pipe on 12th Street

WF 1261 - Laying pipe on 12th Street

This is the second of three photos in a series that Brady took of men installing new pipe of 12th Street near H. The view looks east on 12th.

Image of WF 1262 - Laying pipe on 12th

WF 1262 - Laying pipe on 12th

This is the third of three photos in a series that Brady took of men installing new pipe of 12th Street near H. This is a close-up view of men in the ditch with pipes. Also see WF 5340, 5341 for photos of workers installing water pipe on Oakes Avenue.

Image of 2010.009.019 - Downtown Anacortes - 1969

2010.009.019 - Downtown Anacortes - 1969

aerial of downtown Anacortes; 9th and Commercial to 13th and Commercial also showing 10th Avenue from nearly Q Avenue to O Avenue.

Image of WF 5405 - Dumping fill at 12th and Commercial

WF 5405 - Dumping fill at 12th and Commercial

These men with horses and wagons are dumping fill at 12th and Commercial. At the time, Fidalgo Bay stretched inland to that point. Cap Sante is visible at left.

Image of WF 5406 - Grading 12th Street

WF 5406 - Grading 12th Street

"McGuire's outfit" is grading 12th Street with teams of horses. Theo Saxrud was the inspector on this job, according to the back of the photo. Saxrud came to Anacortes in 1888 to make a survey of the railroad from Anacortes to Hamilton; he was the head chainman for the Oregon Improvement Company. This photo was published in "First Views: An Early History of Skagit County", page 111; it is misidentified there as to the location.

Image of WF 6341.001-.002 - Odd Fellows Hall

WF 6341.001-.002 - Odd Fellows Hall

The International Order of Odd Fellows was one of the few "safety nets" available to families in need. Its members were so-named because it was considered odd for men to organize and give aid to the needy. The first I.O.O.F. lodge in the U. S. formed in Baltimore in 1819. W. H. Burdon organized the Anacortes branch. In February 1953, the Anacortes American reported that the Oddfellows had moved into a new meeting hall at 12th and O. This image is of that building. The old 6th Street building burned down in 1981. The I.O.O.F. contributed much to Anacortes in the years before social "safety nets" existed. Men paid a membership fee, almost an early form of life insurance, which then funde

Image of WF 6479.001-.012 - House Move - Fall 1958

WF 6479.001-.012 - House Move - Fall 1958

House Move - Fall 1958 vicinity of 12th Street and Commercial Avenue. Photos also show Tradewell at 1102 Commercial Avenue and John's Chevron at 1120 Commercial Avenue. The movers are Fred Howell House Moving and Foundations.

Image of 2014.040.001 - men unloading pipe on 12th Street

2014.040.001 - men unloading pipe on 12th Street

Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews are pictured installing water pipe on 12th Street/Oakes Avenue. The truck is from Affleck Brothers of Anacortes.

Image of 2014.040.002 - Truck with pipes for 12th Street

2014.040.002 - Truck with pipes for 12th Street

Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews are installing water pipe on 12th Street/Oakes Avenue. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90. The truck is from Affleck Brothers of Anacortes.

Image of D.III.173.003-.005 - 1924 LaFrance fire engine

D.III.173.003-.005 - 1924 LaFrance fire engine

This 1924 American LaFrance fire engine appears to be housed in a small museum built to the west of the 12th Street Fire Department.