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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 1997.141 - Keystone Building at 7th and Commercial

1997.141 - Keystone Building at 7th and Commercial

Keystone Block, taken from southwest corner of 7th and Commercial. On back : "Keystone Building, Anacortes, Wn". Other stores in the bottom of the building are: Tradewell, Keystone Hotel, rooms, apts; Anderson Shoes.

Image of WF 0088 -

WF 0088 -

Hand-colored postcard with a view from Cap Sante toward northwest, downtown Anacortes, and Guemes Island. Several important structures are visible. Left to right: Methodist Episcopal Church (red/pink church at far center left) on corner of 8th and R; above church, and just to right, I.O.O.F./Opera House on 6th between O and N (tall white building with 3rd story at rear); Pioneer Hotel on NW corner of Commercial and 6th (white building); Vendome Hotel on NE corner of Commercial and 6th (white building with black dome); white McNaught Building to right of tall tree at center; red brick Platt Building. This view of downtown from Cap Sante is very similar to WF 0087; it appears to be a view just

Image of WF 0087 -

WF 0087 -

View from Cap Sante toward northwest, downtown Anacortes, and Guemes Island. Several important structures are visible. Left to right: corner of Wilson Hotel at 8th and Commercial; Methodist Episcopal Church (left of tall tree at center) on corner of 8th and R; above is St. Mary Catholic church at 1202 7th Street (at N Avenue); just to right, I.O.O.F. /Opera House on 6th between O and N (tall white building with 3rd story at rear); Pioneer Hotel on NW corner of Commercial and 6th (white building); Vendome Hotel on NE corner of Commercial and 6th (white building with black dome); to left of Vendome is ANACORTES AMERICAN building at corner of 6th and Q; 2 other Commercial Avenue business visible

Image of WF 0089 -

WF 0089 -

"ANACORTES BOOSTER": view from Cap Sante toward the northwest: downtown Anacortes and Guemes Island. Several important structures are visible. Left to right: Methodist Episcopal Church (red/pink church at far center left) on corner of 8th and R; above church, and just to right, I.O.O.F. /Opera House on 6th between O and N; Pioneer Hotel on NW corner of Commercial and 6th (white building); Vendome Hotel on NE corner of Commercial and 6th (white building with black dome); white McNaught Building to right of tall tree at center; red brick Platt Building. This view of downtown from Cap Sante is very similar to WF 0087; it appears to be a view just slightly north of that photo. Railroad trestle is

Image of WF 0090.001 -

WF 0090.001 -

North end of Anacortes Downtown taken from Cap Sante across the tidal waterway. Several important structures are visible. Left to right: Wilson Hotel at 8th and Commercial; Methodist Episcopal Church on corner of 8th and R (see also WF 0178, 0179 for additional views of church); above church to the right, I.O.O.F. /Opera House on 6th between O and N; Keystone Building at 7th and Commercial; Pioneer and Vendome hotels on NW and NE corner of Commercial and 6th. The railroad trestle across the bay. The date of the photo is based on Moyer's Keystone Building at the NE corner of 7th and Commercial Avenue. The first Moyer building was dismantled about 1906; the second (current) Moyer "Keystone"

Image of WF 0111.A,B,C,D -

WF 0111.A,B,C,D -

Allmond-Barker Building, 711 - 715 Commercial Avenue. Still standing as of 2007 at 711-715 Commercial Avenue, this building was built in the summer of 1915 by Douglass Allmond and E. P. Barker. Allmond (1863-1932) owned the ANACORTES AMERICAN; see also (WF 0048,0049,0081). Barker came to Anacortes in 1890 and worked on the ANACORTES AMERICAN or ANACORTES PROGRESS. Allmond and Barker won the bid for erecting a new building to house the Post Office in 1915. On 2-11-1915 the ANACORTES AMERICAN announced, "P. O. will move to larger location." On 3-25-1915, "P.O. site chosen." On 4-29-1915, P. O. will go to 8th and Commercial: land owned by Allmond and E. Barker." and on 9-2-1915, "Postal Quarters

Image of WF 0151.A,B - Keystone Bldg.

WF 0151.A,B - Keystone Bldg.

The Keystone Building, (Moyer Building), is located on the NE corner of Commercial and 7th. This is the second of the two Moyer buildings located on this site; both were built by E. W. Moyer, who came to Anacortes from Philadelphia on 2-9-1890. On 2-12-1891, the ANACORTES AMERICAN announced that "Work began last Friday on the Moyer Building on P Avenue and 7th." The first Moyer Building was a two-story wooden structure which stood until November 1893 when it was destroyed by fire (see 11-9-1893 ANACORTES AMERICAN, "The Keystone Fire"). The Moyers later went to Alaska and in 1909 were running a furrier and clothing store in Fairbanks, Alaska. On 4-15-1909, the paper announced the Moyers woul

Image of WF 0240 - Commercial and 7th

WF 0240 - Commercial and 7th

This view of Commercial Avenue looks north from 7th Street. At right is Moyer's Keystone Building, constructed in 1909. The 4-15-1909, 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. 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, followed by the Vendome Hotel at NE corner of Commercial and 6th. North of the Vendome Hotel the edge of the McNaught Building on the NE corner o

Image of WF 0241 - Commercial and 7th

WF 0241 - Commercial and 7th

This view of Commercial Avenue looks north from 7th Street. At right is Moyer's Keystone Building, constructed in 1909. The 4-15-1909, 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. 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, followed by the Vendome Hotel at NE corner of Commercial and 6th. North of the Vendome Hotel the edge of the McNaught Building on the NE corner o

Image of WF 0242 - Commercial and 7th

WF 0242 - Commercial and 7th

This view looks south on Commercial Avenue from 7th. The photo was probably taken from the upper floor of the Keystone Building, constructed in 1910. On the left (east) side of the photo (SE corner of Commercial and 7th) is the Citizen Bank Building. The 1-25-1906, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported the bank's construction by W. T. Odlin. Kineth and Wiggens Dry Goods Store is visible on the SE corner of 7th and Commercial. Kineth and Wiggens originated in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, in the 1890s; the 4-5-1906 paper reported Kineth and Wiggens purchased Henry C. Howard grocery; the 5-3-1906 issue reported that they purchased "two buildings" on the corner of 8th and Commercial. "New Wilson" Hotel is v

Image of WF 0243 - Commercial and 8th

WF 0243 - Commercial and 8th

Commercial Avenue looking north from 8th. This was probably taken from the upper floor of the Wilson Hotel. The Keystone Building (built in 1910) is visible on the right side of Commercial Avenue at NE corner of 7th. North of the Keystone Building, the Vendome Hotel (NE corner of 6th and Commercial) and the McNaught Building (NE corner of 5th and Commercial) are visible. Note the dirt/gravel condition of Commercial Avenue. In 1902, Anacortes City Council passed a resolution to improve Commercial Avenue from Ocean Dock to 11th street by removing the old wooden planking installed in 1890. From 3rd to 11th streets the planking on Commercial was replaced by "cement gravel." Not until 1914 was

Image of WF 0245.A,B - Commercial and 7th

WF 0245.A,B - Commercial and 7th

View looks north on Commercial Avenue from 7th Street. Two different dates are stamped on back of photo, but by checking with 1920s Anacortes city directories, the date appears to be between 1922 and 1925. The Keystone Building, built in 1910, is in the right foreground. The structure houses Moyer's Dry Good Store (foreground) and Western Union Telegraph. Note the wooden billboards lining the sidewalk north of the Keystone Building. this empty lot was the site of a huge scrap iron pile to be melted down for the war effort. The Vendome Building is visible on the NE corner of Commercial and 6th. Just north of the Vendome, the Merchants Cafe and the Rose Theater are seen; the Rose Theater was d

Image of WF 0246 - Elk's Arch

WF 0246 - Elk's Arch

This temporary arch was erected over Commercial Avenue at 6th Street for the Washington State Convention of "10,000" Elks who converged on Anacortes during August 17-19, 1923. An "official decorator" came to Anacortes in August 1922 to transform Commercial Avenue. The 8-17-1922, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Gay flags will blanket city". "At 6th and Commercial the big Elks arch stands decorated with flags, bunting, and Elks' (sic) heads. All telegraph and telephone poles are decorated with flags, bunting, and greenery, the latter furnished and put up by the Boys Club." This view looks north on Commercial. The Keystone Building is visible at right; J. C. Penney occupies the ground floor

Image of WF 0248 - Commercial and 8th-9th

WF 0248 - Commercial and 8th-9th

This view looks north on Commercial from between 8th and 9th streets. On the right (east) side of the photo, the J. R. Brown Building, built in 1891, is in the foreground. See 1-21-1891 and 2-12-1891 issues of the ANACORTES AMERICAN for more information. Progressive Garage, the former site of Abbott Auto Company, is on the SE corner of 8th Street and Commercial Avenue. This "stage depot" was in business between 1922 and 1926; in 1928 the building was demolished to make way for the "New Paramount Theater" erected by Wallie V. Funk, Sr. The Allmond-Barker Building, built in 1915, stands on the NE corner of 8th Street and Commercial Avenue. The Keystone Building, built in 1910, is on the NE corn

Image of WF 0249.A,B,C - Commercial and 8th-9th

WF 0249.A,B,C - Commercial and 8th-9th

This view looks north on Commercial from between 8th and 9th streets. On the right (east) side of the photo, the J. R. Brown Building, built in 1891, is in the foreground. See 1-21-1891, and 02-12-189,1 issues of the ANACORTES AMERICAN for more information. Progressive Garage, the former site of Abbott Auto Company, is on the SE corner of 8th Street and Commercial Avenue. This "stage depot" was in business between 1922 and 1926; in 1928 the building was demolished to make way for the "New Paramount Theater" erected by Wallie V. Funk, Sr. The Allmond-Barker Building, built in 1915, stands on the NE corner of 8th and Commercial. The Keystone Building, built in 1910, is on the NE corner of 7th S

Image of WF 0251 - Commercial and 7th

WF 0251 - Commercial and 7th

"Street Scene - Anacortes, WASH" Enlarged copy of Ellis postcard. This view of Commercial Avenue looks south from 7th Street. Empire Theater Building visible at right on the northwest corner of Commercial and 7th Street. Blackmore [Hensler] Building visible on the southwest corner of Commercial and 7th Street which housed Luvera's Market on the ground floor; Paul Luvera opened his store in this building in November 1922. The second floor of Blackmore Building housed several doctor's offices. Just south of Luvera's Grocery, Lyle's Grocery is seen at 708 Commercial [opened c.1937]. The Matheson Building on the northwest corner of 8th and Commercial (712 - 720 Commercial) is visible, and on the