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Catalog Number WF 1466
Caption 1941 Marineer Parade - Central Labor Council
Description #4 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a young woman riding on a float that says, "Central Labor Council, Anacortes." 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; the Brown Lantern Tavern opened here c. 1934 and is still operating as of 11-2013.
The 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; see WF 1444.
Date 1941
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Event - Parade
Structure - Business

Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
Central Labor Council float
Platt Building
Fern Press Printers
Huey's Jewelry
Brown Lantern Tavern
Nelson Building
Kimsey's Foods
Empire Building
Medical-Dental Building
Thornburg Mercantile Co.
Anacortes Drug Company
Rexall Drug Store
Diamond Ten Cent Variety Store
Allinger's Variety Store
Object Name Negative