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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 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 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 D.III.037 - Fire Hall 5th and Q. Avenue, 1900's.

D.III.037 - Fire Hall 5th and Q. Avenue, 1900's.

Anacortes Fire Department, 1900s. Eleven (11) men standing by a water pumper in front of the old fire hall located at 1107 5th Street, on south side of 5th Street between O Avenue (southwest corner) and N Avenue.

D.II.122 -

Old City Hall, Fire Hall & Jail on 5th St. with Alice Briskey in foreground.

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 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.