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Name Oakes Avenue

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Image of 2012.066.165 - Page

2012.066.165 - Page

The City of Anacortes Engineering Department gave an assortment of articles to the Museum on May 14, 2012. These loose notebook pages are titled Oakes Avenue stairs to water project. They are dated July 7, 1980.

Image of 2002.138.001.A,B - Lovric's

2002.138.001.A,B - Lovric's

building originally Robinson Fisheries, currently 3022 Oakes Avenue, (currently [2002]Lovric's Sea Craft); West side view, distance

Image of 2002.138.002.A,B - Lovric's Sea-Craft

2002.138.002.A,B - Lovric's Sea-Craft

Building originally Robinson Fisheries, currently 3022 Oakes Avenue, (currently Lovric's Sea Craft); South (front) view, says "Lovric's Sea Craft"

Image of 2002.138.003.A,B - Lovric's 2002

2002.138.003.A,B - Lovric's 2002

Building originally Robinson Fisheries, (currently Lovric's Sea Craft, 3022 Oakes Avenue); West view, close-up

Image of 2002.138.006.A,B - Lovric's 2002

2002.138.006.A,B - Lovric's 2002

Building originally Robinson Fisheries, currently 3022 Oakes Avenue, (currently Lovric's Sea Craft); South-west view, from distance

Image of WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

This view of Oakes Avenue was taken just west of where 12th Street ended and it became Oakes Avenue. The view is taken at Dakota Street. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90.

Image of WF 2310 - Unknown street, construction

WF 2310 - Unknown street, construction

This image documents construction of a new road, or possibly a development, in Anacortes. Note men working at center of image in distance. It appears to be in the vicinity of Oakes Avenue near Georgia Street. The only discernible landmark in the photo is a water tower at left. See also WF 2311.

Image of WF 2311 - Unknown street, construction

WF 2311 - Unknown street, construction

This image documents construction of a new road, or possibly a development, in Anacortes. It appears to be in the vicinity of Oakes Avenue near Georgia Street. The only discernible landmark in the photo is a water tower at left. See also WF 2310.

Image of 2010.033.018 - Aerial including Washington Park, Burrows Pass, and Oakes Ave.

2010.033.018 - Aerial including Washington Park, Burrows Pass, and Oakes Ave.

Black and white aerial photo including Washington Park, Oakes Ave., Mt. Baker, and Burrows Pass.

Image of 2010.033.031 - Aerial view of Anacortes, c. 1964

2010.033.031 - Aerial view of Anacortes, c. 1964

Black and white aerial photo of Anacortes with views of Anacortes, including Commercial Avenue, railroad tracks, Whitney Elementary, and Oaks Avenue.

Image of 2013.072.002 - Schooner LaMerced when it first was placed at Lovric's Marina on Guemes Cha

2013.072.002 - Schooner LaMerced when it first was placed at Lovric's Marina on Guemes Cha

Color photo shows the LA MERCED when it first arrived at Lovric's Sea-Craft, 3022 Oakes Avenue to be used as a breakwater in 1966. She began life during World War I as a four-masted motor auxiliary schooner and was used in the lumber trade between Portland and California ports. McCurdy's Maritime history books have 5 pages of information (342, 384, 473, 552, 652) on the LA MERCED beginning in 1917 through until her masts were removed in 1961.

Image of 2014.040.001 - men unloading pipe on 12th Street

2014.040.001 - men unloading pipe on 12th Street

Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews are pictured installing water pipe on 12th Street/Oakes Avenue. The truck is from Affleck Brothers of Anacortes.

Image of 2014.040.002 - Truck with pipes for 12th Street

2014.040.002 - Truck with pipes for 12th Street

Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews are installing water pipe on 12th Street/Oakes Avenue. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90. The truck is from Affleck Brothers of Anacortes.

Image of WF 6775.001-.008 - Officers inspecting dumped garbage

WF 6775.001-.008 - Officers inspecting dumped garbage

.001 - A building is being constructed at an unknown location in 1961 .002 - .008 - Garbage was dumped along Oakes Avenue; two officers are inspecting it on March 28, 1961.

Image of WF 6965.001-.016 - Oakes Avenue flood, January 1959

WF 6965.001-.016 - Oakes Avenue flood, January 1959

Images of flooding on January 24, 1959, before the existence of storm drains in Anacortes. Damage was done to Oakes Avenue around Georgia Avenue which closed the road. .001 - .004 - gully 50 feet wide and 20 feet deep created by storm water on Oakes Avenue .005 - boys playing in water; Bill Mitchell squats beside his dog .006 - unidentified boys playing in the water .007 - .012 - damage to Oakes Avenue .013.001-.013.002 - "youngsters digging in open drainage ditch at 2nd and West Georgia. Included are children of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mitchell." Bill Mitchell is at far left; his brother Paul is also in the photo. .014 - drainage ditch flooded with run-off .015-.016 - unidentified people l

Image of WF 6966.001-.004 - Oakes Avenue flood, January 1959

WF 6966.001-.004 - Oakes Avenue flood, January 1959

Images of flooding on January 24, 1959, before the existence of storm drains in Anacortes. Damage was done to Oakes Avenue around Georgia Avenue which closed the road. Wallie Funk pushed hard for the creation of storm drains in Anacortes, using the ANACORTES AMERICAN as his vehicle for change. When rainwater overwhelmed Anacortes on December 9, 1956, and January 24, 1959, Wallie took a series of photos, which he ran in a special issue on September 21, 1959, to force the storm drain issue on the town's political agenda. Entitled "Get out the Vote", the special edition had VOTE ! in large print on page one and featured multiple photos of flooded Anacortes streets. On September 23, 1959, the

Image of WF 6975.001-.006 - Oakes Avenue washout, January 1959

WF 6975.001-.006 - Oakes Avenue washout, January 1959

"Water cascading across Oakes Avenue from Little Cranberry Lake created an awesome sight during the height of heavy rains here January 24, 1959. It eventually washed out the fill in the vicinity of West Georgia, sending tons of dirt and debris into nearby Guemes Channel. The road was closed to traffic for several days before city crews could repair the damage." (Quote from special VOTE ! edition noted below.) Wallie Funk pushed hard for the creation of storm drains in Anacortes, using the ANACORTES AMERICAN as his vehicle for change. When rainwater overwhelmed Anacortes on December 9, 1956, and January 24, 1959, Wallie took a series of photos, which he ran in a special issue on Septembe