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Catalog Number WF 0144.A,B
Caption Anacortes Hardware Co.
Description Anacortes Hardware Company was located in several locations on P / Commercial Avenue between 1891 and 1934. This view shows the store in the Empire Building at the corner of 5th and Commercial; the space was formerly occupied by Thornburg Department Store. See WF 0143 for exterior view. This business was originally owned by Valentine and Barbara Funk. They opened a grocery on P/Commercial in late 1890, early 1891, and later sold hardware at their store located on P/Commercial between 5th and 6th, just north of the Vendome Hotel. The 8-25-1898, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "V. Funk has bought the NW corner of 6th and P and will move the old Nobar building to the recently acquired realty and occupy it with his stock of groceries and hardware." Ralph Xandy is in center.
1891 Anacortes Hardware Company, between 3rd and 4th on P/Commercial
1893 Anacortes Hardware Company, 4th and P/Commercial
1900 Funk Hardware, groceries, furniture, crockery, P and 6th
1905 (8-24) "B. Funk Sell Hardware Stock"; purchased by Davey Brothers of Seattle, 6th and P
1917 Business moved to NW corner of 5th and Commercial into former Thornburg Department Store. Thornburg went out of business sometime between 1912 and 1917.
1921 Davey Brothers sell business to Gundlefingle and Deyo
1922 Deyo buys out Gundlefingle
1924 (c.) Sold to H. B. Lineau, who becomes sick and unable to handle business
1925 Anacortes Hardware Company, Commercial at 5th
1926 Business taken over by Citizens Bank; Ralph Handy appointed manager
1927 420 Commercial
1928 (Fall) Business closes
1929 (1-27) "Anacortes Hardware passes into history." Purchased by two Everett men who got it from a bankruptcy proceeding. "Purchased from V. Funk by Davey Brothers in 1905;
retained it for about 15 years, moving to present location after Thornburg dept. store moved out." (ANACORTES AMERICAN)
Date 1926 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People HANDY, Ralph
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Anacortes Hardware Co.
Davey Brothers
Empire Building
Medical-Dental Building
Thornburg Department Store
Object Name Print, Photographic