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Image of 2013.077.329 - Prospectus

2013.077.329 - Prospectus

In December 1973 a prospectus was printed for the Depot Center to become a community arts complex. It was proposed that the building's three areas be used for different purposes. The north end could become an expanded art gallery which could also house the Anacortes Arts and Crafts Foundation permanent collection and provide space for touring shows. When closed, the Gallery could be used as classroom space for adult instruction in the arts. The central area could house railroad memorabilia. The sound end could be used for community theater, drama and concert presentations, social fund raisers, and other compatible activities. Other parts of the prospectus include: General Inform

Image of 2013.077.330 - Guidebook

2013.077.330 - Guidebook

On December 10, 1980, there was a Public Art/Historic Building Tour which included: Dr. Child's House Anacortes Hotel Fountain on Museum grounds Causland Park Episcopal Church Valentine Funk House McCracken Sculpture and Callahan Mural McNaught Building Depot Seafarers' Memorial McCracken Bronzes in student lounge of high school Page one is a schematic of the route and sites. Page two has descriptions of the Childs house, Anacortes Hotel, Episcopal Church, Valentine Funk house, and the McNaught Building. Page three tells the historic significance of the depot building.

Image of 2012.087.001-.002 - Model- Depot

2012.087.001-.002 - Model- Depot

The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. .001) body of building .002) removable roof This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum by his wife, Carol Stromberg, after hi

Image of 2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

4 pieces of track section and cork to put under track for model 2012.087.001-.002 The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. .003) 4 track sections .004) 4 cork strips to put under track sections This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was

Image of 2012.087.007 - Model

2012.087.007 - Model

Model of a train shed at a railroad depot. Made for use with 2012.087 models The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum by hi

Image of 2012.087.008 - Model

2012.087.008 - Model

Model of a shack or shed at a railroad depot. Made for use with 2012.087 models The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was made by Mr. Carroll Francis Stromberg and donated to the Anacortes Museum b

Image of 2009.048.001-.004 - The Depot gets new paint 2009

2009.048.001-.004 - The Depot gets new paint 2009

Five scans of photographs received via email of The Depot, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes, being given a new coat of paint by Pro-Cote painting (4424 Bryce Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221, (360) 293-1312) EM.0197

Image of 2000.057.017.005 -

2000.057.017.005 -

"ANACORTES AND GUEMES ISLAND, Known for its fine marinas and nearby oil refinaries, Anacortes is the closest commercial trade center to the San Juan Islands and is known as "The Heart of the Island Empire." Photo by Kyle S. Smith. CT-1896, Printed in U. S. A.. Distributed by Smith-Western Co., P. O. Box 1573, Tacoma, WA 98401" Photograph shows just east of M Avenue on the west, Guemes Island on the north, northern Cap Sante on the east and to 18th and Commercial on the south. Photo is dated before 2001 as the large orange building seen on the right hand side of the photo is Copeland Lumber (1703 Commercial Avenue) which was demolished in 2002 to make room for Walgreen's store (opened Se

Image of D.XXV.023 - graded area south of The Depot

D.XXV.023 - graded area south of The Depot

This image was probably taken in the early1980s before the W.T. PRESTON arrived in Anacortes. In the foreground is a graded area. At rear left is the R Avenue train depot. A tall smokestack from Anacortes Lumber and Box is at rear right; it was imploded in 1999.

Image of 2016.074.003 - Methodist Church

2016.074.003 - Methodist Church

"Seventh Street, Looking Toward G. N. Depot, Anacortes, Wash." [Great Northern Depot] View of Q Avenue and 7th Street. Methodist Church is visible on north side of 8th Street between Q and R Avenues. The Methodist-Episcopal Church began in Anacortes on June 28, 1890, one of the first churches organized in Anacortes. On July 3, 1890 the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported: "Church organizations" Methodist Church organized in the city." On Jan 15, 1891 it reported: "Revival meeting under the auspices of the Methodist Church are now in full swing in Bowman's Hall." Construction of church on 8th Street between Q and R Avenues began in 1892. Economy slowed construction and the church wasn't compl