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Name Washington State Elks Convention

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Image of WF 0273.A,B - cornerstone of Elks Bldg.

WF 0273.A,B - cornerstone of Elks Bldg.

The Anacortes Lodge No. 1204 of the Elks formed in 1910 with members meeting in the "top story of the Keystone Building." In August 1912 the lodge purchased this site of the NW corner of 6th and Q for $3000 and ground was broken to begin building their new lodge on 9-20-1914. On 1-28-1915, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Elks hold formal dedication of new temple: cornerstone placed with impressive ceremony." The 5-27-1915, edition reported, "Anacortes Elks are now at home in new building." A photo of the building was also included in that issue. The building's dedication took place 6-9-1915, at which time their membership totaled 273. In 1920, due to increased membership, the lodge purchase

Image of WF 0585 - Elk's lodge getting 2nd floor

WF 0585 - Elk's lodge getting 2nd floor

This view shows the completion of an addition made to the Elks Building at 904 6th Street in 1922. In 1920, due to increased membership, the lodge purchased three additional lots. Work began on March 25, 1922, on an addition to the building, adding a third floor and an addition on the west side. The building was reopened August 2, 1922, just in time for Anacortes' lodge and its 1260 members to host the Washington State Elks Convention. By 1937, Elks had moved from the 6th Street building to 1009 7th Street. The 6th Street building then became known as the "Community Building." Starting in 1939, a series of summertime community dances were known as the Fisherman. Citizen dances were held in th

Image of WF 1127 - Rose Theater

WF 1127 - Rose Theater

The Rose Theater was in business from c. 1907 to 1928. In its early years, the Rose Theater was located at 509 Commercial Avenue. The 4-7-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported the Rose Theater's move to "new quarters in Ronneberger Building" between 5th and 6th on Commercial. On 1016-1913 the paper announced, "Anacortes gets its first look at talking pictures with the arrival of Edison's Kinetophone at the Rose Theater." On 1-14-1915 it was reported, "Northwest Amusement Company purchases Rose Theater and will operate as exclusive 10 cent picture establishment." Throughout the early 1920s, the Rose Theater seems to have served as a community hall where various events were held such as the Septemb

Image of WF 1198 - Elks Building - Anacortes City Hall

WF 1198 - Elks Building - Anacortes City Hall

The Anacortes Lodge No. 1204 of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) formed in 1910 with members meeting in the "top story of the Keystone Building." In August 1912 the lodge purchased this site on the NW corner of 6th and Q (904 6th Street) for $3000 and ground was broken to begin building their new lodge on 9-20-1914. This was the former site of the "Street dance pavilion." On 1-28-1915, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Elks hold formal dedication of new temple: cornerstone placed with impressive ceremony." The 5-27-1915 edition reported, "Anacortes Elks are now at home in new building." A photo of the building was also included in that issue. The building's dedication took pl

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