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Catalog Number WF 0365
Caption Anacortes Buildings, 1890
Description This photo is a montage of five photos taken by Anacortes photographer D. B. Ewing. Only two of the images pictured here are in the Funk Collection; the other images have all been lost with time. This montage was published on p. 2 of ANACORTES ILLUSTRATED (George P. Baldwin, publisher). Photos are, top row, left to right: Fidalgo City and Anacortes Electric Railroad (see WF 0059); is Railroad Station at 6th Street and I Avenue. The 11-27-1890, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Contract for NP Depot at foot of I Avenue has been let." Depot served the Northern Pacific Railroad at the McNaught Dock, built at 6th and I on the Guemes Channel. Center photo is the Bowman Hotel at Rose Point (see WF 0044, 0045 for other views of this structure). Bottom row, left, 10th Street Passenger Railroad Depot, built 1890 at 10th and N Avenue and mentioned in the 5-15-1890, ANACORTES AMERICAN. Bottom row, right, is the Keystone Building. This two-story wooden structure was the first of two Moyer Buildings built on the NE corner of 7th and P/Commercial by E. W. Moyer, who came to Anacortes from Philadelphia on 2-9-1890. THe 2-12-1891, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Work began last Friday on the Moyer Building on P Avenue and 7th." This building stood until November 1893 when it was destroyed by fire (see 11-9-1893, ANACORTES AMERICAN article, "The Keystone Fire"). Moyer later went to Alaska, where in 1909 he was running a furrier and clothing store in Fairbanks. The 4-15-1909, ANACORTES AMERICAN announced that he would rebuild his corner lot and Commercial and 7th. "New Concrete Building for Commercial Avenue."
Date 1892 c.
Photographer EWING, David B.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms photo montage
Fidalgo City and Anacortes Electric Railroad
10th Street
Passenger Railroad Depot
Bowman Hotel
Rose Point
Railroad Station at I Avenue
Northern Pacific Railroad
McNaught Dock
Keystone Building
Moyer Building
Keystone Fire
Object Name Print, Photographic