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Name City Hall

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1978.012.035.001 - Seal

"City of Anacortes, State of Washington, Corporate Seal". Hand used, tall handle protrudes from the heavy metal in the shape of a lion's head with the seal of the City of Anacortes in the mouth, consisting of bronze top and lead bottom of the seal itself. The base is attached to a heavy piece of plywood. This was used in City Hall, but time frame is unknown.

1978.012.035.001.002.A,B - Seal

"City of Anacortes, State of Washington, Corporate Seal". Two (2) gold paper seals made from N.II.006.001. Shows imprint that metal seal makes.

Image of N.II.006.002.A,B - Seal

N.II.006.002.A,B - Seal

"City of Anacortes, State of Washington, Corporate Seal". Two (2) gold paper seals made from N.II.006.001. Shows imprint that metal seal makes.

Image of N.II.006.001 - Seal

N.II.006.001 - Seal

"City of Anacortes, State of Washington, Corporate Seal". Hand used, tall handle prodrudes from the heavy metal in the shape of a lion's head with the seal of the City of Anacortes in the mouth, consisting of bronze top and lead bottom of the seal itself. The base is attached to a heavy piece of plywood. This was used in city Hall, but time frame is unknown

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 D.II.121 -

D.II.121 -

Two young ladies (older one probably Alice Briskey, see D.I.120) and a boy lounging on the grass across the street from brick city buildings. Note wagon with large drum across street. Brick building is old city hall at 1107 5th Street, between O Avenue and N Avenue, present day telephone building. Also shows house directly across street from the people.

Image of D.III.075 - Fire station - c.1934

D.III.075 - Fire station - c.1934

Fire station, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. This building was built in 1891 for $7,755 and torn down in the 1950s because it fell into disrepair and was considered a hazard. Left: Stan Mondhan. Right truck: Bert Verrall, Milo Strock, and Chief Les Snider.

Image of WF 0363.A,B -

WF 0363.A,B -

Anacortes police with captured bootleg liquor still. The photo was taken in front of City Hall -- 1107 5th Street between N and O avenues. Pictured from left to right: Unknown; Policeman Tom March, listed in 1912 city directory as the city marshall - also see WF 4230; Police Chief Al Sellenthin, wearing glasses, police chief 1923-1933 -- also see WF 4644. Note that neither law officer is wearing a uniform. Image was taken prior to the era of police uniforms, which caused citizen complaints. The 9-17-1925, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Anacortes police need to wear star on uniforms: people not from town are not sure of who they are." The 3-11-1926 issue reported, "Anacortes police may get un

Image of D.XXII.077 -

D.XXII.077 -

Anacortes City Hall and Fire Department were erected on the south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue [1107 5th Street] in 1892. On 10-15-1891, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that, "Site ordered prepared for new city hall." By 4-7-1892, the building was completed and the paper announced, "New fire hall quarters in city hall." See also WF 0002. The building was demolished in 1953. See photos taken by Wallie Funk of the demolition, and by Ferd Brady of the interior of the building in the 1930s. Postcard is dated between 1907 - 1914 by the stamp box and the fact that it is a divided back. On September 25, 1947, City Hall moved into the old Elk's Building at 904 6th S

Image of WF 0153 - Elk's Hall

WF 0153 - Elk's Hall

The Elks Hall was built on the NW corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street) in 1915. On 1-28-1915, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Elks hold formal dedication of new temple: cornerstone placed with impressive ceremony." On 5-27-1915, the paper reported, "Anacortes Elks are now at home in new building." (photo of building also included in this issue) The building's dedication took place 6-9-1915. It served the Elks until c. 1950 when City Hall moved into the building and the Elks moved to the south side of 7th between Commercial and O. Subsequent additions added a third floor and an addition of the west side. Anacortes City Hall is still based here as of 12-2011. NOTE: City

Image of WF 0273.A,B - cornerstone of Elks Bldg.

WF 0273.A,B - cornerstone of Elks Bldg.

The Anacortes Lodge No. 1204 of the Elks formed in 1910 with members meeting in the "top story of the Keystone Building." In August 1912 the lodge purchased this site of the NW corner of 6th and Q for $3000 and ground was broken to begin building their new lodge on 9-20-1914. On 1-28-1915, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Elks hold formal dedication of new temple: cornerstone placed with impressive ceremony." The 5-27-1915, edition reported, "Anacortes Elks are now at home in new building." A photo of the building was also included in that issue. The building's dedication took place 6-9-1915, at which time their membership totaled 273. In 1920, due to increased membership, the lodge purchase

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 first 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". On July 16, 1914, the front page of the ANACORTES AMERICAN featured this photo. Left to right: Russ Smith, first assistant chief Mayor John M. Morrison Captain Frank V. Hogan Blythe "Mac" McCauley, driver Fire Chief Aubrey Sumner Ewart Leadbetter, chief nozzleman Fred Fisher, first lieutenant

Image of WF 0360 -

WF 0360 -

Firemen in front of Anacortes Fire Hall; the 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.

Image of 2005.093.019 - 1107 5th Street

2005.093.019 - 1107 5th Street

Fire Hall (station) and firemen of Anacortes located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. Photo ran in the July 16, 1914 Anacortes American: New Auto Fire Truck is Pride of the Department To Anacortes is accorded the distinction of being the first city of its size in the State of Washington to equip its fire department with an auto fire truck and discarding the out-of-date horse-drawn apparatus. Here is the new auto truck, the pride of Anacortes fire ladies. It is a high powered machine and can reach a fire in any part of the city in a few minutes' time. Above is shown the truck ready for instant service. At the wheel is Bly

Image of WF 0499.A,B - Old Oregon Mill

WF 0499.A,B - Old Oregon Mill

View of Old Oregon Mill, which, in 1911, became the latest incarnation of mills at this site on the west side of Fidalgo Bay, at the foot of 17th Street between Q and R avenues. The first mill, begun there c. 1891, was the McCann Mill (possibly also called the Skagit Mill? 3-23-1893 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that James McCann's wife, Mary, was suing him for divorce and accused him, "James McCann, manager of the Skagit Mill," for "habitual drunkenness, and bodily injury." ) At this time the mill was apparently run by Clothier and English, and McCann simply managed it. (For more information on Clothier and English, see FIRST VIEWS: AN EARLY HISTORY OF SKAGIT COUNTY, p. 40) See 5-20-1926 ANACO

Image of WF 1264 - 6th Street

WF 1264 - 6th Street

View looks east on 6th Street across Commercial Avenue. Pioneer Building (minus its second story) is on the left side of the photograph (520-522 Commercial Avenue). The Federal Building at northeast corner of 6th Street and Commercial Avenue (519 Commercial Avenue) is visible (aka U.S. Post Office), and beyond that is the Community Building, formerly the Elks Building (vacated) at the corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street) which later became home to City Hall (September 25, 1947). ANACORTES AMERICAN Printers and Publishers (Cornelius Root, Roy R. Gent) (southwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue in the AMERICAN Building) is on the right side of the photo as is the Brooks Block

Image of WF 1241 -

WF 1241 -

View of downtown Anacortes, Cap Sante, and future site of "Cap Sante Boat Haven", which will be developed in bay at lower right corner of photo in 1930. Commercial Avenue is the street at the far lower left corner of image. Building in far left corner is the Pioneer Building at the northwest corner of Commercial Avenue and 6th Street, and to the right of it is the Elks Building [2013 home of City Hall] at the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue at 904 6th Street. Across the street is the Semar Building at the southeast corner of Q Avenue and 5th Street and the Fry-McMillan Building on the northeast corner of Q Avenue and 6th Street. The McNaught Building at the northeast corner of Co

Image of WF 1243 -

WF 1243 -

Photo is a part of a series taken by "Bower and Brady." This view was taken slightly south of WF 1242 and shows the "South Side" district of Anacortes, that area of Anacortes bordering the western edge of Fidalgo Bay. Intersection of 8th Street and N Avenue is visible at the lower right corner of image. To the left, at the corner of 8th and M Avenue is the Carnegie Library [in 2011 home of the Anacortes Museum]. Further left, at the corner of 8th and N, is the newly created Causland Park. At the lower left corner of 6th Street between O and N Avenue, [under the word "Anacortes"]is the I.O.O.F. Hall and Opera House (built in 1901). At the far left edge of this photograph, the Keystone Bui