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Name Anacortes Fire Hall

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Image of 2001.053.003 -

2001.053.003 -

Anacortes Fire Department, c. 1934, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The men are posed in front of the fire hall and are installing a monument. Pictured, left to right: Bert Verrall (Asst. Chief), Milo Strock, Fireman, Chief Les E. Snyder, the remainder of the men were all volunteer firemen: Thor Berlin, Ashley Mondhan, Kenneth "Kay" Asseln, George "Ole" Olson, William "Bill" Beale, Lou Willoughby (water superintendent). Leonord Moore and Margaret Deane Moore on their wedding day, being pulled in the cart with an umbrella. The Anacortes Fire Department also housed the police station, jail and Anacortes City Hall.

Image of WF 0357 - Fire Engine

WF 0357 - Fire Engine

The Anacortes Fire Hall was built in 1892 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall until September 25, 1947 when it moved to 904 6th Street; (Note: 2nd house from the station, with tall roof and white windows, is 1115 5th Street), for an aerial view , see WF 0292. This view shows the fire hall at left (which also housed Anacortes City Hall) and the Anacortes Fire Department on a practice drill. The department's trusted horses, Belle and Starr, are hauling an engine full tilt down a dirt street. On 8-9-1906, a Fire Limits Ordinance was introduced again in Anacortes after years o

Image of WF 0358 - Fire Engines

WF 0358 - Fire Engines

The Anacortes Fire Hall and City Hall building was built in 1891 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. This view shows the Fire Department out in force in front of the patriotically decorated building for the 4th of July.

Image of WF 0359.A,B - Fire Engine

WF 0359.A,B - Fire Engine

Pictured is the Anacortes Fire Department's new motorized ladder truck in the doorway of Anacortes Fire Hall; the hall was built in 1891 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. The side of the engine says "Hose 1". The man sitting to the right of the driver, with a white mustache, appears to be William G. Beard, who had served as Anacortes mayor in 1903. He was elected to City Council in 1908 and died in 1915. The man standing to the left of Beard may have been the current mayor.

Image of D.I.120 - 1914 -former City Hall, Fire, Jail w/aAlice Brisky

D.I.120 - 1914 -former City Hall, Fire, Jail w/aAlice Brisky

Alice Briskey sitting in lawn chair across from former City Hall, Fire Hall and Jail located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. City Hall moved to 6th Street on September 25, 1947. In 1979 the Telephone Co was located at this site on 5th Street. (see D.II.121 for photograph from same spot and person). The small house at 1111 5th was still standing in 2015.

Image of WF 6517.001-.004 - Dr. Pinson and ?

WF 6517.001-.004 - Dr. Pinson and ?

The original City Hall and Fire Hall were built in 1892 on the south side of 5th Street between N and O Avenues. In these four views taken in 1950, Mayor Ray Pinson views the demolished remains of the building with former mayor Joe Hagan.

Image of D.III.051 - Horse-drawn fire wagon

D.III.051 - Horse-drawn fire wagon

A fire wagon drawn by two horses is racing down 5th Street between N Avenue and O Avenue in front of the Fire Hall.

Image of D.III.173.001 - 1905 Anacortes Fire Department

D.III.173.001 - 1905 Anacortes Fire Department

The Fire Department posed for this photo c. 1905 at the original fire house on 5th Street. No names were noted on the photo.