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Name Great Northern Depot

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Image of 2001.012.001 - Poster

2001.012.001 - Poster

Poster of "Open House at Depot" printed on old blueprint of depot. From the Anacortes Library Collection. States: "THE DEPOT, OPEN HOUSE, JUNE 20 - 10AM - 5PM (SAT), JUNE 21 - NOON - 5PM (SUN)" Upon checking the calendars for when June 20 was a Saturday, and June 21 was a Sunday, the years that fall into that description are: 1964, 1970, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998 etc. On the back of the poster is stamped: "Anacortes Public Library"

Image of 2012.093 - Notecard

2012.093 - Notecard

Photograph note card by Betty Wright depicting the beautiful narrow gauge steam train built by Tommy Thompson including white envelope.

Image of 2013.024.001.A,B - Blueprint

2013.024.001.A,B - Blueprint

1910 blueprints from a set of prints found in the Anacortes Depot office of the Great Northern Depot. These blueprints are of the baggage room floor plan. See also 2013.024.002 which has the various rooms labeled.

Image of 2013.024.002 - Blueprint

2013.024.002 - Blueprint

1910 blueprint from a set of prints found in the Anacortes Depot office of the Great Northern Depot. The blueprint is of the baggage room floor plan. See also 2013.024.001 which has the various rooms without labels.

Image of 2013.024.003 - Poster

2013.024.003 - Poster

Poster of "Open House at Depot" printed on old blueprint of depot. States: "THE DEPOT, OPEN HOUSE, JUNE 20 - 10AM - 5PM (SAT), JUNE 21 - NOON - 5PM (SUN)" Upon checking the calendars for when June 20 was a Saturday, and June 21 was a Sunday, the years that fall into that description are: 1964, 1970, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1998 etc.

Image of 2013.024.004.A,B,C,D,E,F, - Blueprint

2013.024.004.A,B,C,D,E,F, - Blueprint

8 blueprints of rear and trackside elevations of the passenger and freight depot for the Great Northern Depot. Dated March 1910 and revised December 13, 1910, with added note of April 4, 1951.

Image of 2013.024.005.001-.006 - Blueprint

2013.024.005.001-.006 - Blueprint

6 blueprints for the renovation of the Great Northern Depot. Dated September 29, 1986, they were drawn by Herta Kurr, architect, for the Anacortes Arts and Crafts Foundation. .001 - floor plan of the baggage room area .002 - section East - West .003 - loft floor plan .004 - express counter, stair section, and Dutch door detail .005 - interior elevations of restrooms and kitchen .006 - interior ramp

Image of 2013.024.006 - Blueprint

2013.024.006 - Blueprint

Blueprint of passenger and freight depot for Great Northern Railway in Anacortes, WA. There are pencil marks on it, but no indication of when they were added. It is probably one of the original blueprints from 1910.

Image of 2013.024.007.001-.003 - Blueprint

2013.024.007.001-.003 - Blueprint

This set of three blueprints was stapled together when found. They were probably used in the renovation of the Great Northern depot in 1986. .001 - existing floor plan from 1910 or 1951 for the freight room, baggage room, ticket office, rest rooms, and separate men's and women's waiting rooms .002 - proposed floor plan of 1986 for the same space, with most of the changes occurring in the former baggage room space .003 - detailed floor plan for the baggage room area renovation in 1986

Image of 2016.058 - Poster

2016.058 - Poster

Print or banner, designed in a style reminiscent of a stock certificate, featuring text: "The Depot, Anacortes Washington." Top left corner says "Number" and top right says "Shares." On light paper; artist unknown. Image features a train and the north side of the Anacortes Great Northern Depot. May be a draft, printed in purple, and has a blueprint quality.

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 2006.002.002 - Eastside of the W.T. Preston from the corner of the Depot

2006.002.002 - Eastside of the W.T. Preston from the corner of the Depot

Photo taken from the corner of the Depot looking south towards the W.T. Preston.

Image of D.III.065 - CCC'ers going home @ 6th+R

D.III.065 - CCC'ers going home @ 6th+R

Men from the Civilian Conservation Corps at the railroad station at 6th and R Avenue, Anacortes, waiting to go home. For information on the CCC, see NOTES. Some of the men were identified by John Tursi, 02/27/2013: (l to r) Front row: Dupre; 6th from left Pecora; Back row, standing: Powell; 4th fron left Stalone; Karpiak; 11th from left Gaines; Barber; ?; Rushiael; C. Christsen; G. Kirk; unknown; uknown; Davidson; E. Lanphere (back); Del Orto end of line.

Image of 2002.004.004.002 - Railroad Depot 8th - R

2002.004.004.002 - Railroad Depot 8th - R

Originally 3 postcards glued to black paper; all were separated and entered as 2002.004.001.001-.003. This card is of the Great Northern Rail depot located at 611 R Avenue. Shows the depot, steam engine #290 on the tracks. Men are waiting for the train and there are 3 horse and buggy "hacks" [taxi] awaiting customers. Methodist Episcopal Church is in the background.

Image of WF 0172 - Methodist Church

WF 0172 - Methodist Church

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 completed until 1902. This photo also gives an excellent view of homes located on 7th Street, as

Image of WF 2292 - Automobile/pedestrian accident

WF 2292 - Automobile/pedestrian accident

This accident took place on the northwest corner of 7th and Commercial. Note the man laying on the pavement in front of the car. The Keystone Building on the northeast corner of 7th and Commercial is visible at the upper left corner of the image. The Great Northern Depot is visible at far center of the image at the end of 7th Street. The Eagles' Hall may be seen in the upper right corner on the southwest corner of 7th and Q Avenue. Citizen's Bank Building is on the southeast corner of 7th and Commercial and visible on the right edge of the photo. The image is dated by Moyer's Mens Furnishings in the Keystone Building. The 4-19-1928 ANACORTES AMERICAN announced the Moyers would sell out

Image of WF 2293 - Automobile/pedestrian accident

WF 2293 - Automobile/pedestrian accident

This accident took place on the northwest corner of 7th Street and Commercial Avenue. Note the police officer standing in front of the car; it appears to be Police Chief Al Sellenthin. The Keystone Building on the northeast corner of 7th and Commercial is visible at the upper left corner of the image. The Great Northern Depot is visible at far center of the image at the end of 7th Street. The Eagles' Hall may be seen in the upper right corner on the southwest corner of 7th and Q Avenue. Citizen's Bank Building is on the southeast corner of 7th and Commercial and visible on the right edge of the photo. The image is dated by Moyer's Mens Furnishings in the Keystone Building. The 4-19-1928 ANACO