|Catalog Number||WF 1467|
|Caption||1941 Marineer Parade - girl on horse|
#5 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a young woman dressed like a soldier riding a horse.
Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Model Bakery and Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. Model Bakery was listed at 304 Commercial in 1940. It had relocated here by 1941 and was not listed in the 1948 city directory.
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 Leadbetter Clock is in front of the jewelry store. 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.
|Photographer||from the BRADY, Ferd collection|
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Event - Parade
Structure - Business
Animal - Horse
|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