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Name Keystone Block

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Image of 1997.137 - Keystone Building under construction

1997.137 - Keystone Building under construction

Keystone Building under construction at 7th and Commercial . Roads in front aren't paved.

Image of 1997.138 - Keystone Building interior

1997.138 - Keystone Building interior

Interior of Keystone Building. Third floor, top of staircase, plants on right-hand side in this photo are on the west side of the building; Stained glass is along the south side of the building along (619 Commercial)

Image of 1997.139 - Interior of Keystone Building

1997.139 - Interior of Keystone Building

Interior of Keystone Building. Top of staircase, plants in back and beginning of hallway.

Image of 1997.140 - Interior of Keystone Building

1997.140 - Interior of Keystone Building

Staircase, interior of Keystone Building at 7th and Commercial Avenue.

Image of WF 0126 - millinery shop

WF 0126 - millinery shop

Unknown millinery shop on Commercial Avenue. Millinery shops were an important fixture of Anacortes businesses from 1890 through the 1920s. One of the first to advertise was the Artistic Millinery Store in the Bennison Block (314 - 320 Commercial) on 12/11/1890. These stores were housed in many different buildings from the Keystone Block [Mrs. A.L. Snyder 9/24/1891] to the Vendome Building [Mrs. Lester and Gundlach, 4/15/1909]. Because these businesses catered exclusively to women, they provided an important social outlet for females. "Front row: Elsie M. Conolley and her mother Clarinda Strong. Back, Tania Ortieg, Annie Leighe, Laura Beffa."

Image of WF 1267.A,B,C,D - 9th and Commercial

WF 1267.A,B,C,D - 9th and Commercial

Commercial Avenue looking north from near 9th Street. Visible on left is the New Wilson Hotel, with signs on the building for the New Wilson Barber Shop and the New Wilson Club. Man on sidewalk in front of Barber Shop is probably Ervin Thayer, barber. Sign on awning above him reads: "Taxi Barber First Aid Drug". Also found is the main entrance to the New Wilson Hotel and the Wilson Pool Hall. Across 7th Avenue, still going north from the Wilson Hotel is J. C. Penney Company (718 Commercial) The 12-8-1922, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "J. C. Penney will move from current location in Keystone Block to Matheson building". In 1928, Penney's moved to the new Brooks Block on the southwest

Image of 2000.057.017.009 - commercial Avenue at 8th looking north

2000.057.017.009 - commercial Avenue at 8th looking north

Commercial Avenue in 1973. Multiple cars are parked on the street and one vehicle facing the photographer is stopped near the stoplight. Red brick building on the left (west side of street) is the New Wilson Hotel. On the street level are signs for the Cove Hotel Café and the Cedar Room (1962) at 804 Commercial Avenue and (1954-1990) is the Sucia Reef Restaurant. Further down the block is a sign for Island Savings and Loan Association (Blue "S" with a green "I") at 711 Commercial at least in 1973-1975. Across the street is the sign for Village Pizza at 711 Commercial (at this location at least from 1973-1977). The Kash & Kart Store (K & K) at 719 Commercial was there at least in 1973. Pr

Image of 2015.024 - Commercial Avenue at 7th Street looking north - 1910

2015.024 - Commercial Avenue at 7th Street looking north - 1910

Used postcard postmarked May 20, 1911, sent from Earl in Anacortes to Daniel Hall in bothel Washington. This view of Commercial Avenue looks north from 7th Street. At right is Moyer's Keystone Building (615-619 Commercial Avenue), constructed in 1909. The April 15, 1909, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "New Concrete Building for Commercial Avenue" "Mrs. Moyer let contract to John Semar for a concrete building on NE corner of Commercial Avenue and 7th St. Will be thoroughly modern." Note sign for "Slippers Furniture Store" on ground floor storefront of Keystone Hotel; this business advertised in 1910 Anacortes City Directory, but not in 1912. North of the Keystone Building is a vacant lot, follo