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Name Anacortes Junk Co.

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Image of D.V.100.002 -

D.V.100.002 -

Anacortes Junk Co. Anacortes, Wa. A truck load of old papers and rags. Anacortes Junk King - Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos; born in Greece in July 1889. He came to America when he was 17 (c1906) and settled in Anacortes in 1913, at which time he borrowed $14.00 to help start his business, The Anacortes Junk Co. (later Marine Supply and Hardware). He gathered junk: industrial scrap, chains, old saw blades, newspapers, etc., in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon and finally trucks. During the World Wars scrap metal was in great demand and the business prospered. He ran the marine store for 68 years, the longest-maintained business by any one person in the county.

Image of WF 0145 - Mike Demopoulos

WF 0145 - Mike Demopoulos

Efthimios( Mike ) Demopoulos; though unsure of the location, this may be a building of the Anacortes Junk Co. which he started c.1912 on 2nd between O and Commercial Avenue. It is still in business today (12-2007) as Marine Supply and Hardware Company. See also WF 0146, 0147. 1911 No listing for Demopoulos or Anacortes Junk Co. 1913 Anacortes Junk Co.; 2nd Street (E. Demopoulos) 1917 Anacortes Junk Co.; 1009 2nd (Efthimios Demopoulos) 1918 (2-14) "We buy sacks, rags of any description, rubber, scrap iron, metals, etc." Anacortes Junk Co. -- from Guemes Beachcomber 1929 - First listing of Marine Supply Hardware (E. Demopoulos) 1937 - Marine Supply & Hardware; Hardware, ship chandl

Image of WF 0146 - Marine Supply Hardware

WF 0146 - Marine Supply Hardware

Efthimios (Mike) Demopoulos (far right) at The Marine Supply and Hardware, 2nd and Commercial Avenue where the business is still in operation as Marine Supply and Hardware. This is the longest business in Anacortes in one family. Business was started on 2nd between O Avenue and Commercial by Mike Demopoulos c.1912-1913 as the Anacortes Junk Co. and was still in business as of August 2011, as Marine Supply and Hardware Company. The building was constructed c.1906 for M. E. Wilson's business called, The Anchorage." See business timeline under NOTES. Demopoulos, a Greek emigrant, apparently opened his junk business on the northwest corner of the building on 2nd, c.1913. By 1929 he had opened T

Image of WF 0147 - Anacortes Junk Co.

WF 0147 - Anacortes Junk Co.

Efthmemios (Mike ) Demopoulos at the Wheel of his truck in front of Anacortes Junk Co. at 2nd Street and Commercial Avenue. Next door is Anacortes Iron Works. Anacortes Junk Company started on 2nd Street between O Avenue and Commercial Avenue by Mike Demopoulos, a Greek emigrant, c.1912-1913; still in business today (May 2011) as Marine Supply and Hardware Company. By 1929 he had opened the Marine Supply Hardware Company on the corner of 2nd Street and Commercial Avenue. Mike Demopoulos's truck is owned today (May 2002) by Dave Milholland. Anacortes Iron Works is visible at the right. Note hydrant (?) on curb. Also see WF 0145, WF 0146

Image of WF 0261.026 - Marine Supply Co.

WF 0261.026 - Marine Supply Co.

This view looks west toward Marine Hardware and Supply at NW corner of 2nd and Commercial. The business was started by Efthimios Demopoulos as the Anacortes Junk Co. c.1912 on 2nd Street between O and Commercial avenues. By 1927 the city directory listed his business as Marine Hardware Company at 1009 2nd Street. The 1929 directory listed it as Marine Supply Hardware at the corner of Commercial and 2nd.

Image of 2005.006.014 - Anacortes June Co wagon

2005.006.014 - Anacortes June Co wagon

Wayne Buckner on restored Anacortes Junk Co. wagon drawn by horses; originally owned by Mike Demopoulos. Don and Billie (Demopoulos) McKee are standing by the wagon. Cap Sante Marina can be seen in the background.

Image of 2005.006.015 - Anacortes Junk Co wagon

2005.006.015 - Anacortes Junk Co wagon

Claudia Lowman, Billie Demopoulos McKee, and Margaret Bell Lowman standing by restored Anacortes Junk Co horse-drawn wagon, originally owned by Mike Demopoulos. Wayne Buckner at the reins with unidentified passenger.

Image of D.V.100.001 -

D.V.100.001 -

Anacortes Junk Co. Anacortes, Wa. A truck load of old papers. Anacortes Junk King-Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos; born in Greece in July 1889. He came to America when he was 17 (c1906) and settled in Anacortes in 1913, at which time he borrowed $14.00 to help start his business, The Anacortes Junk Co. (later Marine Supply and Hardware). He gathered junk: industrial scrap, chains, old saw blades, newspapers, etc., in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon and finally trucks. During the World Wars scrap metal was in great demand and the business prospered. He ran the marine store for 68 years, the longest-maintained business by any one person in the county.

Image of D.IV.187 -

D.IV.187 -

Anacortes Junk Co. Anacortes, Wa. A truck load of old papers. Anacortes Junk King-Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos; born in Greece in July 1889. He came to America when he was 17 (c1906) and settled in Anacortes in 1913, at which time he borrowed $14.00 to help start his business, The Anacortes Junk Co. (later Marine Supply and Hardware). He gathered junk: industrial scrap, chains, old saw blades, newspapers, etc., in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon and finally trucks. During the World Wars scrap metal was in great demand and the business prospered. He ran the marine store for 68 years, the longest-maintained business by any one person in the county. Anacortes Iron Works can be see

Image of WF 1098 - Marine Hardware window display

WF 1098 - Marine Hardware window display

Window display at Marine Hardware and Supply on the southwest corner of Commercial and 2nd. The display commemorates the visit of the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION to Anacortes in July 1933. Note the models of the ship under the flag at center of the photo, and also on the bottom of the case at left. The 7-27-1933 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported on this window display and noted it was attracting much attention. Marine Hardware and Supply was begun by Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos in 1913 in the Anchorage Building, which was constructed in 1906 on this same corner. He started the business as the Anacortes Junk Co., and by 1927 he had opened this business. See also WF 1831, 3716.

Image of WF 3722 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3722 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of 2008.096.001 - Loading Rope-Anacortes Junk Co, Inc.

2008.096.001 - Loading Rope-Anacortes Junk Co, Inc.

ANACORTES JUNK CO, INC. truck loaded with old rope. There is a gentleman wearing a beret standing at the rear of the truck and another gentleman in a suit standing at the front of the truck. The truck is parked beside a GREAT NORTHERN cargo car #24866 -C.T. Written on the photo, at the lower left corner is "Loading old rope". NOTE: The original photo has been added to this photocopy. It was donated by same donor on 05/23/2012.

Image of WF 3723 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike'

WF 3723 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike'

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 1831 - Marine Hardware and Supply scrap metal drive

WF 1831 - Marine Hardware and Supply scrap metal drive

Marine Hardware and Supply was begun by Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos in 1913 in the Anchorage Building, which was constructed in 1906 on this same corner. He started the business as the Anacortes Junk Co., and by 1927 he had opened this business at 1009 2nd Street. This view shows a pile of scrap metal collected by Marine Hardware and Supply for the war effort. It is piled on the dock at the foot of Commercial. See also WF 1098, 3716.

Image of WF 3716 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3716 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 3717 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3717 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 3718 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3718 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 3719 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3719 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 3720 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3720 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H

Image of WF 3721 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

WF 3721 - DEMOPOULOS, Efthimios "Mike"

Efthimios "Mike" Demopoulos was born in Ballos, Greece, on July 24, 1889. He immigrated to the United States in 1907, traveling to Portland, Oregon, to live with his cousin. He wanted to be more than a dishwasher, so he moved north and worked at various jobs including digging the original Anacortes sewer lines. He also worked at the Seattle Shipyards of Robert Moran, who built Rosario Resort, in Tacoma, and in Vancouver, B. C. In 1913 he returned to Anacortes to make his permanent home. He borrowed $14 and gathered junk and scrap in a wheelbarrow, later using a horse and wagon, and finally trucks. Anacortes Junk Co. was later re-named Marine Supply and Hardware and moved to 1009 2nd Street. H