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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 2013.077.329 - Prospectus

2013.077.329 - Prospectus

In December 1973 a prospectus was printed for the Depot Center to become a community arts complex. It was proposed that the building's three areas be used for different purposes. The north end could become an expanded art gallery which could also house the Anacortes Arts and Crafts Foundation permanent collection and provide space for touring shows. When closed, the Gallery could be used as classroom space for adult instruction in the arts. The central area could house railroad memorabilia. The sound end could be used for community theater, drama and concert presentations, social fund raisers, and other compatible activities. Other parts of the prospectus include: General Inform

Image of 2013.077.330 - Guidebook

2013.077.330 - Guidebook

On December 10, 1980, there was a Public Art/Historic Building Tour which included: Dr. Child's House Anacortes Hotel Fountain on Museum grounds Causland Park Episcopal Church Valentine Funk House McCracken Sculpture and Callahan Mural McNaught Building Depot Seafarers' Memorial McCracken Bronzes in student lounge of high school Page one is a schematic of the route and sites. Page two has descriptions of the Childs house, Anacortes Hotel, Episcopal Church, Valentine Funk house, and the McNaught Building. Page three tells the historic significance of the depot building.

Image of 2013.077.330 - Guidebook

2013.077.330 - Guidebook

On December 10, 1980, there was a Public Art/Historic Building Tour which included: Dr. Child's House Anacortes Hotel Fountain on Museum grounds Causland Park Episcopal Church Valentine Funk House McCracken Sculpture and Callahan Mural McNaught Building Depot Seafarers' Memorial McCracken Bronzes in student lounge of high school Page one is a schematic of the route and sites. Page two has descriptions of the Childs house, Anacortes Hotel, Episcopal Church, Valentine Funk house, and the McNaught Building. Page three tells the historic significance of the depot building.

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 2012.087.021 - Sheet

2012.087.021 - Sheet

Brown sheet w/white trim on header to cover 2012.087.021.A,B,C "foundation" boards to go with train depot 2012.08.001-.002. (J.C.Penney, twin bed, 50% polyester, 50% cotton) 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

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 D.IV.155 -

D.IV.155 -

Tommy Thompson and his family outside the station for the Anacortes Railway at 4th Street and Commercial Avenue. The 18" gauge railway ran 840 feet from 1st Street to 4th Street on Commercial Avenue. 2400 passengers were carried on 173 round trips during August 4 and 5, 1979. The passenger car and coal burning steam locomotive were built by Thomas G. Thompson, Jr., from 1965 to 1979. The station was built by Andrew G. Thompson in July 1979. From left to right: Andrew, Sydney, Katy, Anne, Headen, Ethan, Thomas Thompson. Bradford Thompson is not in the picture.

Image of WF 0060.A,B,C,D,E - Seattle/Northern Railway

WF 0060.A,B,C,D,E - Seattle/Northern Railway

This Seattle and Northern Railway train was probably one of the two excursion trains that came to Anacortes for a major celebration marking establishment of "Transcontinental connection with Fidalgo Island and city of New York." The 11-27-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN devoted the entire front page to this event with a banner headline, "Ocean to Ocean - Fidalgo and Manhattan Island the Extreme Terminals -- From Anacortes to New York by Rail - Completion of the NPRR to Anacortes and Arrival of its First Train through City." (Note: this was not the first train to in Anacortes. See WF 0005 for photo of that event. WF 0006 is a celebration of the completion "of the northern extension of the Lake Shore R

Image of D.VI.078 - Anacortes Lumber & Box

D.VI.078 - Anacortes Lumber & Box

Aerial view of Anacortes Lumber & Box Co. Taken from over the Guemes Channel looking south. Can also see Little Chicago, Fidalgo Bay with a log boom, railroad trestle in Fidalgo Bay around the east side of downtown and to the port on the north shore of Fidalgo Island. In 2008 the land appears much different, as this photo was taken before the land was filled in between the railroad tracks in Fidalgo Bay and the waterfront. The railroad Depot can be seen in the upper-near center of the photo. Here it is very near the waterfront. Cargo vessel is moored at the mill dock for loading of lumber.

Image of WF 1341.A,B,C,D - Funeral at Eagles Hall

WF 1341.A,B,C,D - Funeral at Eagles Hall

In this view, pallbearers are carrying a coffin from a funeral at the Eagles' Hall at 901 7th Street to a hearse on 7th Street. See WF 1196. Note the Great Northern Railroad Depot on R Avenue. The hearse with "H" on the glass by the driver's door was from Haugen Funeral Parlor; see WF 1147, 1751. Many of Anacortes' fraternities and industrial unions provided funeral and burial services for their members. A funeral notice in the 3-22-1906 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Johnny Johnson laid to rest by Shingle Weavers Union. One of the strongest unions in existence and known for the beautiful manner in which the dead are cared for." The Oddfellows, (begun in 1891), Masons (1891) and the Frater

Image of WF 1342 - Funeral at Eagles Hall

WF 1342 - Funeral at Eagles Hall

In this view, six pallbearers are carrying a coffin from a funeral at the Eagles' Hall at 901 7th Street to a hearse on 7th Street. See WF 1196. Note the Elks Building in rear of photo on the northwest corner of 6th and Q Avenue. Many of Anacortes' fraternities and industrial unions provided funeral and burial services for their members. A funeral notice in the 3-22-1906 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Johnny Johnson laid to rest by Shingle Weavers Union. One of the strongest unions in existence and known for the beautiful manner in which the dead are cared for." The Oddfellows, (begun in 1891), Masons (1891) and the Fraternal Order of Eagles (1902) provided funeral and burial services for th

Image of WF 1343 - Funeral at Elks Lodge

WF 1343 - Funeral at Elks Lodge

This view looks west on 6th Street at a line of hearses. This image, and WF 1344, probably document the funeral procession for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the 10-19 and 10-26 -1933 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th and Commercial and lived there with his family. The gas station was erec

Image of WF 1344 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1344 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This view looks west on 6th Street at a line of hearses. This image, and WF 1343, probably document the funeral procession for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the 10-19 and 10-26 -1933 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th and Commercial and lived there with his family. The gas station was erec

Image of WF 1345 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1345 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This image documents the funeral for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the October 19 and October 26, 1933 in the ANACORTES AMERICAN. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th Street and Commercial Avenue and lived there with his family. The gas station was erected in 1928, and the 1930 U. S. Census lists Henry (45), G

Image of WF 1346 - Funeral at Elks lodge

WF 1346 - Funeral at Elks lodge

This image documents the funeral for the victims of the Cassidy murders. On May 20, 1933, gas station owner Henry Cassidy shot his wife Gena, his brother Mike, and a friend, Ed Bennett, in the small motor court cabins that were located behind Cassidy's service station. 13-year-old Irene Cassidy testified against her father, stating he had often threatened her mother, and Cassidy was sentenced to life in prison; see articles in the October 19 and October 26, 1933. Henry Cassidy owned Cassidy's Richfield on the corner of 17th Street and Commercial Avenue and lived there with his family. The gas station was erected in 1928, and the 1930 U. S. Census lists Henry (45), Gena (28), Lester (14), Iren