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Image of WF 1220 - Federal Building - #8

WF 1220 - Federal Building - #8

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site. The foundation is completed, and the first floor walls are starting to rise. The view is taken from 6th Street looking north toward the McNaught Building; the sign for Anacortes Mercantile Company is visible on its side. Galyean's Standard Service Station at the southeast corner of 5th and Commercial is visible just north of the growing Federal Building. A corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at right. Note the sign in front: "This project being const

Image of WF 1228.A,B,C - Federal Building - #16

WF 1228.A,B,C - Federal Building - #16

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This view of the building looks northeast toward the building from the second floor of the Shannon Building at the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial. The roof of the Federal Building is completed. The engraving, "United States Post Office", is completed at the top of the front cornice. A corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at right. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The fir

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 1214 - Federal Building - #2

WF 1214 - Federal Building - #2

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office (the p.O. is still there in 2013) and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site following the demolition of the Vendome Hotel; For one of the last views of the Vendome Building, see WF 1419, 1575. This view looks northeast toward the vacated Elks Building (904 6th Street); in 1937 the Elks moved to 1009 7th Street, and the vacant Elks Building became known as the "Community Building" until it became Anacortes City Hall on September 25, 1947. The Semar Building at the southeast corner of 5th Street and Q Avenue

Image of WF 1215 - Federal Building - #3

WF 1215 - Federal Building - #3

The Federal building is located at 519 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th Street and Commercial Avenue. The building opened in August, 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site following the demolition of the Vendome Hotel; For one of the last views of the Vendome Building, see WF 1419, 1575. This view looks northeast toward the vacated Elks Building; in 1937 the Elks moved to 1009 7th Street, and the vacant Elks Building became known as the "Community Building" until it became Anacortes City Hall on September 25, 1947. The Semar Building at the southeast corner of 5th and Q is visible behind the Elks Building. The smokesta

Image of WF 1217 - Federal Building - #5

WF 1217 - Federal Building - #5

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the cleared building site.This view looks toward northeast and the Elks Building. This photo offers excellent view of houses, structure, on 5th Street. Sparks Transfer is visible at 908 5th. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The first post office was established in Bowman's store at the foot of Q Avenue, which got off to a rocky start. The 11-15-1879 PUGET SOUND MAIL rep

Image of WF 1219 - Federal Building - #7

WF 1219 - Federal Building - #7

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the cleared building site. The basement has been excavated and men are standing in it. The forms for pouring the foundation are visible. This view looks northeast toward the vacated Elks Building. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The first post office was established in Bowman's store at the foot of Q Avenue, which got off to a rocky start. The 11-15-1879 PUGET SOUND MAI

Image of WF 1221 - Federal Building - #9

WF 1221 - Federal Building - #9

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site. The foundation is completed, and the first floor walls are starting to rise. The view is taken from 6th Street looking north toward the McNaught Building; the sign for Anacortes Mercantile Company is visible on its side. Galyean's Standard Service Station at the southeast corner of 5th and Commercial is visible just north of the growing Federal Building. A corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at right. Note the sign in front: "This project being const

Image of WF 1222 - Federal Building - #10

WF 1222 - Federal Building - #10

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site. The foundation is completed, the first floor walls are up, and the second floor is started. The view is taken from 6th Street looking northeast. The corner of the McNaught Building is visible at left, as is the corner of Galyean's Standard Service Station at the southeast corner of 5th and Commercial. A corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at right. Note the sign in front: "This project being constructed under the control of the Treasury Department,

Image of WF 1223 - Federal Building - #11

WF 1223 - Federal Building - #11

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site. The foundation is completed, the first floor walls are up, and the second floor is started. The view is taken from 6th Street looking northeast. A corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at right. Good view of the sign in front: "This project being constructed under the control of the Treasury Department, Public Buildings Branch, Procurement Department." The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in

Image of WF 1224 - Federal Building - #12

WF 1224 - Federal Building - #12

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This is a view of the building site from the second floor of the Shannon Building at the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial, looking northeast. The second floor is completed. This is a good view of rooflines in that area of Anacortes, the smokestack in operation at Anacortes Lumber & Box, Guemes Island, and a corner of the vacated Elks Building visible at right. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in Novemb

Image of WF 1225 - Federal Building - #13

WF 1225 - Federal Building - #13

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This view of the building is from Commercial Avenue looking southeast. The second story of the building is completed. Forms for stairs at the front entrance are in place. Note the car at the curb and the ramp for moving building materials at left. The corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at left. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The first post office was established in Bowman'

Image of WF 1226 - Federal Building - # 14

WF 1226 - Federal Building - # 14

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This view of the building is from Commercial Avenue looking southeast. The second story of the building is completed. Forms for stairs at the front entrance are in place. Note the cars at the curb and the ramp for moving building materials at left. The corner of the vacated Elks Building is visible at left. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The first post office was established in Bowman

Image of WF 1229 - Federal Building - # 19

WF 1229 - Federal Building - # 19

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This view of the completed building looks northeast toward the building from the second floor of the Shannon Building at the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial. The sidewalks and stairs at the front door are completed, as is the landscaping. A corner of the vacated Elks Building and the smokestack of Anacortes Lumber & Box are visible at right. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in Anacortes since its founding in November 1879. The firs

Image of WF 1230.A,B - Federal Building  - #18

WF 1230.A,B - Federal Building - #18

The Federal building is located at 515 Commercial, on the northeast corner of 6th and Commercial. The building opened in August 1938 and housed the Anacortes Post Office and U. S. Customs Office. This view of the completed building looks northeast toward the building from the second floor of the Shannon Building at the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial. The sidewalks and stairs at the front door are completed, as is the landscaping. A corner of the vacated Elks Building and the smokestack of Anacortes Lumber & Box are visible at right. There are people and cars in this photo in this view. The Federal Building houses the Anacortes Post Office which has occupied numerous buildings in A

Image of WF 1252.A,B,C,D - 6th Street - Commercial to Q

WF 1252.A,B,C,D - 6th Street - Commercial to Q

This view is of the north side of 6th Street between Commercial and Q avenues. Left to right: ANACORTES CITIZEN (newspaper), Elks Building. The ANACORTES CITIZEN began c. 1907. The newspaper was listed in the 1912 city directory as being on "6th Street between Commercial and Q." The address was 913 6th. Joseph O. McNary was the proprietor and editor. On 3-26-1927, the CITIZEN merged with the ANACORTES MERCURY as the DAILY MERCURY-CITIZEN. The Elks Building was built in 1915. In 1920, due to increased membership the Elks purchased the three lots that were occupied by the ANACORTES CITIZEN building. On 3-25-1922, work began on an addition to the Elks Building, adding a third floor and an additi

Image of WF 1419 - Marineer Pageant - Indian Village

WF 1419 - Marineer Pageant - Indian Village

This "Indian village" at Commercial and 5th was representative of the efforts of Marineers' Pageant promoters to tie the "Northwest Indian" motif to the Marineers' Pageant; it was a successful component of other community summer festivals such as Seattle's Potlatch and Coupeville's Water Festival. Part of that tie at the Pageant was made via the Indian canoe races, Indians marching in the Pageant parade (see WF 1436, 1437), and the "model" Indian village pictured here including teepees (tents). The Indian village idea at the Pageant apparently continued for several years, although it is interesting to note that very little mention was made of the Swinomish Tribe participating except in the I

Image of WF 1589 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

WF 1589 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

This image is of the coronation of Alice Johnson as Queen of the 1939 Marineers' Pageant at "Community Hall." This was the former Elks Building on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street), vacated by the Elks in 1937 when they moved to 1009 7th Street. Newspaper articles during this time referred to the Elks Building as the "Community Building." Anacortes City Hall moved here on September 25, 1947 from 1107 5th Street. Mayor Charles Peters crowned Miss Johnson in a "colorful ceremony." Peters became mayor in March 1939 when Mayor J. George suddenly died; see WF 1347. Alice Johnson won the queen title by "winning" 60,000 votes for the number of tickets she sold for the

Image of WF 1590 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

WF 1590 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

This image is of the coronation of Alice Johnson as Queen of the 1939 Marineers' Pageant at "Community Hall." This was the former Elks Building on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street), vacated by the Elks in 1937 when they moved to 1009 7th Street. Newspaper articles during this time referred to the Elks Building as the "Community Building." Anacortes City Hall moved here on September 25, 1947 from 1107 5th Street. Mayor Charles Peters crowned Miss Johnson in a "colorful ceremony." Peters became mayor in March 1939 when Mayor J. George suddenly died; see WF 1347. Alice Johnson won the queen title by "winning" 60,000 votes for the number of tickets she sold for the

Image of WF 1591 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

WF 1591 - 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation

This image is of the coronation of Alice Johnson as Queen of the 1939 Marineers' Pageant at "Community Hall." This was the former Elks Building on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street), vacated by the Elks in 1937 when they moved to 1009 7th Street. Newspaper articles during this time referred to the Elks Building as the "Community Building." Anacortes City Hall moved here on September 25, 1947 from 1107 5th Street. Mayor Charles Peters crowned Miss Johnson in a "colorful ceremony." Peters became mayor in March 1939 when Mayor J. George suddenly died; see WF 1347. Alice Johnson won the queen title by "winning" 60,000 votes for the number of tickets she sold for the