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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.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 WF 0356.A,B -

WF 0356.A,B -

Anacortes Fire Department on Ocean Dock at the foot of P (Commercial) on July 4, 1892. The Oregon Improvement Company warehouse is at right. Note sidewheeler vessel in rear. Firemen are holding a rope that is attached to a hose cart. They had reason to be happy that July; they had just moved into a brand new fire hall of 5th Street between N and O avenues, and they had a brand new fire engine. Their source for water in fighting fires was to haul the engine down to the Ocean Dock and throw its hose into Guemes Channel. The 4-7-1892, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported in an article titled "The New Fire Engine", "The new steam fire engine arrived on Sunday in charge of two of the engineers of the Seatt

Image of WF 0358 - Fire Engines

WF 0358 - Fire Engines

The Anacortes Fire Hall and City Hall building was built in 1891 located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue and N Avenue which also housed the jail and Anacortes City Hall. This view shows the Fire Department out in force in front of the patriotically decorated building for the 4th of July.

Image of WF 0361 - Fire Engine

WF 0361 - Fire Engine

Anacortes fire engine (1924 American LaFrance) in Fourth of July parade. Truck is passing Shannon Building and Shannon Hardware on SW corner of Commercial and 6th.

Image of WF 1016 - Texaco Service Station

WF 1016 - Texaco Service Station

On 9-18-1930, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Texaco to build gas station here at 9th and Commercial." Grounds was broken on 10-3-1930 on the NE corner of that intersection. Norm Pinkerton ran it in its early years and his name is visible over the gasoline pumps. In 1948, the city directory listed this gas station as [Paul] Fosse's Texaco Service, 819 Commercial; Fosse was an Anacortes councilman. This business continued until c. 1962 when it was called A & Bill's Texaco. The 1975 and 1986 directories listed Al's Texaco , run by Al Littlefield, at that address. Note the fire engine in this view along with firemen. The station was demolished in 1990 when the corner was cleared for ere

Image of WF 1269 - 22nd and Commercial

WF 1269 - 22nd and Commercial

View of Commercial Avenue looking north from 22nd Street. It is unknown what event this photo documents, but judging from the fire engine in front of Allan's White Market and the crowd gathered across the street from it, it is probable there was some sort of emergency at Allan's, or possibly a promotional event at the store. Archie Allan began his chain of stores in 1905. The 8-31-1905, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Archie Allan, of Battle Creek, Michigan, purchases business and grocery stock of E. S. Cook in the "Nelson Addition," 23rd and S Avenue." By 1913 Allan's White Market was located at 2104 Commercial. The 1-7-1926 paper reported that Allan had purchased the corner of 21st and Commer

Image of WF 1270 - 22nd and Commercial

WF 1270 - 22nd and Commercial

View of Commercial Avenue looking north from 22nd Street. It is unknown what event this photo documents, but judging from the fire engine in front of Allan's White Market and the crowd gathered across the street from it, it is probable there was some sort of emergency at Allan's, or possibly a promotional event at the store. Archie Allan began his chain of stores in 1905. The 8-31-1905, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Archie Allan, of Battle Creek, Michigan, purchases business and grocery stock of E. S. Cook in the "Nelson Addition," 23rd and S Avenue." By 1913 Allan's White Market was located at 2104 Commercial. The 1-7-1926 paper reported that Allan had purchased the corner of 21st and Commer

Image of WF 1271 - 22nd and Commercial

WF 1271 - 22nd and Commercial

View of Commercial Avenue looking north from 22nd Street. It is unknown what event this photo documents, but judging from the fire engine in front of Allan's White Market and the crowd gathered across the street from it, it is probable there was some sort of emergency at Allan's, or possibly a promotional event at the store. Archie Allan began his chain of stores in 1905. The 8-31-1905, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Archie Allan, of Battle Creek, Michigan, purchases business and grocery stock of E. S. Cook in the "Nelson Addition," 23rd and S Avenue." By 1913 Allan's White Market was located at 2104 Commercial. The 1-7-1926 paper reported that Allan had purchased the corner of 21st and Commer

Image of WF 1434 - Marineer Parade - drum and bugle corps

WF 1434 - Marineer Parade - drum and bugle corps

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a Drum and Bugle Corps of unknown origin, possibly from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Just beyond, a fire engine followed by a group of Indians are visible. It is an excellent view of the west side of Commercial between 5th and 6th. Businesses and buildings L - R: Bank of Commerce (1926), Snyder's Pharmacy (1926), Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building (1891) with Amsberry's Cafe, Foss Building (1903) with Buster Brown Shoes. Buster Brown began business c. 1921 at 704 Commercial and moved to this address at 516 Commercial by 1934 through the mid-1940s. Next are the Pioneer Building (1898), Shannon Building (1899) on the southwest corner of 6th a

Image of WF 1435 - Marineer Parade - fire engine

WF 1435 - Marineer Parade - fire engine

This image of the Marineers' Pageant Parade is of a fire engine followed by a group of Indians. Note the "A. F. D." on the front of the engine. It is an excellent view of the west side of Commercial between 5th and 6th. Businesses and buildings L - R: Bank of Commerce (1926), Snyder's Pharmacy (1926), Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building (1891) with Amsberry's Cafe, Foss Building (1903) with Buster Brown Shoes. Buster Brown began business c. 1921 at 704 Commercial and moved to this address at 516 Commercial by 1934 through the mid-1940s. Next are the Pioneer Building (1898), Shannon Building (1899) on the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial. The Bank of Commerce building at the right edge

Image of WF 1490 - Marineer Parade c. 1938 - Anacortes Fire Dept.

WF 1490 - Marineer Parade c. 1938 - Anacortes Fire Dept.

This image from the c. 1938 Marineer Parade is of a color guard from the Stanwood Veterans of Foreign Wars bearing flags of the U. S. and Washington State. They are followed by a truck float labeled, "Stanwood V.F.W." Buildings, right to left: Pioneer Building with Iverson Brothers Billiard hall. Pioneer Building was built in 1898 by Valentine Funk. The Iverson Brothers began business here at 522 Commercial, c. 1929, in the old location of Anacortes Hardware; see WF 0078 and 1487. By 1948 the business was known as Iverson Brothers Beer Parlor, which was there in the 1955 city directory, but gone by the 1962 directory. Shannon Building with Shannon Hardware on the southwest corner of Com

Image of WF 1765 - Anacortes Red Cross pinning the Fire Department

WF 1765 - Anacortes Red Cross pinning the Fire Department

This group of five women from the Anacortes branch of the American Red Cross appear to be pinning some type of pin on Anacortes fire department members. The image was taken in front of City Hall on 5th between N and O avenues (1107 5th Street). See WF 1766 for another view of this group. The Anacortes chapter of the American Red Cross began in February 1917 with the onset of hostilities in Europe and World War I. The February 15, 1917 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "The Red Cross movement has been enjoying a rapid growth among the women all over the land and many Anacortes women have expressed a desire to form such an organization here." Their first major project in town was responding to that

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 2014.025 - Arrival of Guemes Island fire engine

2014.025 - Arrival of Guemes Island fire engine

The first fire engine arrived on Guemes Island in the early 1960s. In this photo it is being driven off the ferry by robert "Pappy" Howard who became the fire chief. See other images in WF : Locations : Guemes Island.

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 2002.010.014.001 - Christmas card from fire department

2002.010.014.001 - Christmas card from fire department

The Red Cross received this Christmas card photo of the Anacortes Fire Department possibly in the late 1990s. Fourteen firemen are posed in front of a fire engine and a medic vehicle. In the center is a Dalmatian dog.