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Image of 2001.053.003 -

2001.053.003 -

Anacortes Fire Department, c. 1934, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The men are posed in front of the fire hall and are installing a monument. Pictured, left to right: Bert Verrall (Asst. Chief), Milo Strock, Fireman, Chief Les E. Snyder, the remainder of the men were all volunteer firemen: Thor Berlin, Ashley Mondhan, Kenneth "Kay" Asseln, George "Ole" Olson, William "Bill" Beale, Lou Willoughby (water superintendent). Leonord Moore and Margaret Deane Moore on their wedding day, being pulled in the cart with an umbrella. The Anacortes Fire Department also housed the police station, jail and Anacortes City Hall.

Image of 2001.053.006 - Anacortes Fire Dept.  April 1, 1934

2001.053.006 - Anacortes Fire Dept. April 1, 1934

Anacortes Fire Dept., April 1, 1934. Men are standing in front of fire trucks. Names are on back: Milton Cookston, Lew Willaby; Bill Dorcey; Ashley Mondhan; Edward Keepers; William Beal; Chief Les Snider; Assistant Chief Bill Verral; Bill Meirs; Al Sellenthin; Leo Aleson; Fred Fisher; Bill Robertson; Milo Shock; Carl Shock. One of seven photographs -- 3 framed. Donated by Donald S. Strock, 1419 35th Ave., Anacortes.

Image of 2001.061.026 - Anacortes Fire Dept

2001.061.026 - Anacortes Fire Dept

Anacortes fire truck, located at fire station on 12th Street between Commercial and O Avenue. Shows Casper (the friendly ghost) on the cab fighting a fire.

Image of D.III.016 - Anacortes Fire Dept 1905c.

D.III.016 - Anacortes Fire Dept 1905c.

Anacortes Fire Department. Man standing, left, is Louis Semar, Fire Chief; front row, 2nd from left with dog between his feet is J. Elmer Amsberry, sitting to the right of him is Aubrey Sumner.

Image of D.III.026.A,B,C - Anacortes Fire Dept. 1934

D.III.026.A,B,C - Anacortes Fire Dept. 1934

Three trucks and 14 men of the Anacortes Fire Department in front of the Fire Station/City Hall, 5th and O, 1934. (Left to right): Milton Crookston, Lou Willoughby, Bill Dorsey, Ashley Mondhan, Ed Keepers, Bill Beale, Chief Leslie E. Snider, Assistant Chief Bert Verrall, Al Sellenthin, George Olson, Fred Fisher, Bill Robeson, Milo Strock, Carl Strock. The structure was built in 1891 and torn down in the 1950s.

Image of D.III.071 - D.III.071  Firemen w/pumper

D.III.071 - D.III.071 Firemen w/pumper

Firemen in front of a horse drawn fire wagon carrying ladders and fire hats. Pictured, left to right: G. Webb, Alec Murray, Walter Ginnett, V. Propst, R. Grayham, Chief Conway. Standing above the row is Russ Smith, and seated in the wagon are Bert Thompson and ? Titus. 8-31-1950 American article lists (no order given) Alec Murray, Walter Ginnett, Ray Graham, Tony Miller, Tom Conway, Russ Smith and Bert Thompson.

Image of D.III.072 - 1934 Fire Dept

D.III.072 - 1934 Fire Dept

Anacortes Fire Department, c. 1934, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. The men are posed in front of the fire hall and are installing a monument. Pictured, left to right: Bert Verrall (Asst. Chief), Milo Strock, Fireman, Chief Les E. Snyder, the remainder of the men were all volunteer firemen: Thor Berlin, Ashley Mondhan, Kenneth "Kay" Asseln, George "Ole" Olson, William "Bill" Beale, Lou Willoughby (water superintendent). Leonard Moore and Margaret Deane Moore on their wedding day, being pulled in the cart with an umbrella. The Anacortes Fire Department also housed the police station, jail and Anacortes City Hall. . T

Image of D.III.073.A,B,C -

D.III.073.A,B,C -

Anacortes Fire Department, positioned around a fire engine, in front of fire house. Pictured, left to right: Russ Smith, two unidentified gentlemen, "Mac" McCauley, Aubrey Sumner (Chief), unidentified firemen, Fred Fisher

Image of D.III.075 - Fire station - c.1934

D.III.075 - Fire station - c.1934

Fire station, located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. This building was built in 1891 for $7,755 and torn down in the 1950s because it fell into disrepair and was considered a hazard. Left: Stan Mondhan. Right truck: Bert Verrall, Milo Strock, and Chief Les Snider.

Image of D.III.076 -

D.III.076 -

Fire Department in front of the fire hall located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue. Picture, left to right: M. Cookstan, L. Willoughby, B. Darcy, A. Mondhan, Ed Kepper, W. Beal, Chief Snider, Assistant Chief B. Verrall, Al Selenthin, G. Olsen, F. Fisher, B. Robinson, M. Strock, C. Strock.

Image of D.III.087 - Anacortes Fire Dept 1908-1909 c.

D.III.087 - Anacortes Fire Dept 1908-1909 c.

Two horse drawn Anacortes Fire Department fire wagons

Image of D.XXII.077 -

D.XXII.077 -

Anacortes City Hall and Fire Department were erected on the south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue [1107 5th Street] in 1892. On 10-15-1891, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that, "Site ordered prepared for new city hall." By 4-7-1892, the building was completed and the paper announced, "New fire hall quarters in city hall." See also WF 0002. The building was demolished in 1953. See photos taken by Wallie Funk of the demolition, and by Ferd Brady of the interior of the building in the 1930s. Postcard is dated between 1907 - 1914 by the stamp box and the fact that it is a divided back. On September 25, 1947, City Hall moved into the old Elk's Building at 904 6th S

Image of WF 0002.A,B - EWING, D. B. stamp for photos

WF 0002.A,B - EWING, D. B. stamp for photos

Photo shows engine (probably the engine described in ANACORTES AMERICAN on 04/07/1892), along with 11 firemen in front of City Hall/Fire Department on south side of 5th Street. On 4/4/1893, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported Ewing was going to open a shop in Everett and that he had taken a photo of the fire company in Anacortes. This may have been that photo. Personal history of donor: Valentine Funk (grandfather of Wallie Funk) was a volunteer fireman and is standing in this photo, 2nd from left. 2/2/1953 ANACORTES AMERICAN article on Valentine Funk quotes him: "When I look at the new fire hall, I can't help but recall the times we pulled the apparatus around by hand. Sometimes we

Image of WF 1846.A,B - April 1940 Fire Department banquet

WF 1846.A,B - April 1940 Fire Department banquet

This banquet was held inside the Anacortes Fire Hall for firemen and their wives. They are posed beneath a long ladder hanging on the wall. The Anacortes Fire Department got its start soon after the city was platted in January 1890. On January 25, 1890, the ANACORTES PROGRESS stated, "Now is the time for everyone to start thinking about organizing a good fire department," evidence that from the very first Anacortes thought about fire prevention. This fire hall was built soon afterward located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall in 1892. The April 7, 1892 ANACORTES AMERICAN reporte

Image of WF 1847.A,B - April 1940 Fire Department banquet

WF 1847.A,B - April 1940 Fire Department banquet

This banquet was held inside the Anacortes Fire Hall for firemen and their wives. They are posed beneath a long ladder hanging on the wall. The Anacortes Fire Department got its start soon after the city was platted in January, 1890. On January 25, 1890, the ANACORTES PROGRESS stated, "Now is the time for everyone to start thinking about organizing a good fire department," evidence that from the very first Anacortes thought about fire prevention. This fire hall was built soon afterward located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall in 1892. The April 7, 1892 ANACORTES AMERICAN report

Image of 2006.030.007 - Fire Hall, Anacortes, WA

2006.030.007 - Fire Hall, Anacortes, WA

Anacortes City Hall and Fire Department were erected on the south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue [1107 5th Street] in 1892. On 10-15-1891, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that, "Site ordered prepared for new city hall." By 4-7-1892, the building was completed and the paper announced, "New fire hall quarters in city hall." See also WF 0002. The building was demolished in 1953. See photos taken by Wallie Funk of the demolition, and by Ferd Brady of the interior of the building in the 1930s. This image was probably taken before 1910 when the first motorized fire wagon was purchased. The wagons in this image were constructed to be drawn by horses.

Image of WF 6518 - City Hall c. 1950

WF 6518 - City Hall c. 1950

The original City Hall and Fire Hall were built in 1892 on the south side of 5th Street between N and O Avenues. Built 1892. View of demolished remains in 1950. In this photo, there is a shed with dark door to the left and a car port looking cover to the right of the building. Along the right side there is half of a car parked at the building next to the fire station.

Image of WF 6520.002-.004 -

WF 6520.002-.004 -

Beehives were found under City Hall eaves and the fire department removed them with hoses. Photos were taken for a two-part story on bees "bee-sieging" city hall. In all three photos a man is spraying City Hall with a firehose. The third image is closer and shows less of the building and fire truck.

Image of D.III.051 - Horse-drawn fire wagon

D.III.051 - Horse-drawn fire wagon

A fire wagon drawn by two horses is racing down 5th Street between N Avenue and O Avenue in front of the Fire Hall.

Image of D.III.077 - Old Fire Hall and firemen

D.III.077 - Old Fire Hall and firemen

The Anacortes Fire Department and their three fire trucks are posed in front of the old Fire Hall on April 1, 1934. Left to right: Milton Cookston, Lew Willoughby, B. Darcy, Ashley Mondon, Ed Keepers, Will Beale, Chief Leslie E. Snider, Assistant Chief Bert Verral, Al Selenthin, George Olson, Fred Fisher, B. Robinson, M. Strock and Carl Strock. Built in 1891 for $7,755, the Fire Hall was razed in the 1950s as a hazard.