|Catalog Number||WF 1463.A,B|
|Caption||1941 Marineer Parade - Rotary Club float|
This photo begins a numbered series that Brady took during the 1941 Marineer Parade. He numbered each negative on the front lower right hand corner. #1 is the Anacortes Rotary float with a nursery rhymes motif. Rotary Club began in Anacortes in 1922. See WF 5861, 5862, 5863 and 5890 for other views of this float.
Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with a sign for Dr. Davidson, a dentist, on upper floor. Unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after this image was taken; see also WF 1094.
Brown Lantern Tavern opened here c. 1934 and is still operating as of 11-2013.
Nelson Building, with the rounded windows above the marquee, is occupied by Kimsey's Foods. The Nelson Building was built in 1911; see 7-6-1911 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Kimsey Foods began here at 414 Commercial c. 1938-39. The business operated as a grocery store until the late 1950s.
At the northwest corner of Commercial and 6th is the Empire Building, known at this time as the Medical-Dental Building. The 4-27-1905 paper reported, "New brick building to be erected at corner of 5th and Commercial by Judge Joiner, Attorney Wells and E. L. McLean: Will be leased by Thornburg Mercantile Co." At this time the ground floor housed Anacortes Drug Company, more commonly known as Rexall Drug Store by locals, and the Diamond Ten Cent Variety Store. Anacortes Drug Company located here c. 1903-c.1962. Diamond Variety began c. 1939, after Allinger's Variety Store vacated the space.
|Photographer||from the BRADY, Ferd collection|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Event - Parade
Structure - Business
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
Fern Press Printers
Brown Lantern Tavern
Thornburg Mercantile Co.
Anacortes Drug Company
Rexall Drug Store
Diamond Ten Cent Variety Store
Allinger's Variety Store
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|