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Catalog Number WF 0315
Caption Causland Park
Description View of Causland Park, taken shortly after its completion, from the upper story of a home on the corner of 7th and N Avenue. The view looks southwest toward the park; buildings beyond the park are, from left to right, Church of Christ at NW corner of 10th and M (built 1912), Presbyterian Church at NW corner of 9th and M, and Carnegie Library on SW corner of 8th and M (built 1901-1910). The park site, formerly known as Great Northern Park, was developed into a memorial space to honor those local soldiers who died in World War I. It was named for Harry Causland of Guemes Island who was killed in France on 10-25-1918. Cited for extraordinary heroism, Causland died four months after entering the service, and just days before the Armistice. His last letter, dated October 16, 1918, arrived home after he died. Causland Park was built by French architect LePage, who designed colorful, patterned walls around the park which were constructed from native rock from the San Juan Islands. The 8-4-1919, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Work began this week on rock wall at Causland Park: Architect LePage took men to Waldron Island where he found sandstone of quality and color for wall." The park cost $6000 to build and soon became the focal point for many city activities -- from Labor Day and Memorial Day observances, to the crowning of the Marineers' Pageant queens.
Date 1920 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Place - Causland Park
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Causland Park
Great Northern Park
Church of Christ
Presbyterian Church
Carnegie Library
Object Name Print, Photographic