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Catalog Number WF 1033
Caption interior of O. M. D. club
Description The O.M.D. Club was located in the Brooks Block on the SE corner of Commercial and 6th at 607 Commercial Avenue. The club opened in the former site of the Safeway store in December 1944. The 12-28-1944 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "O. M. D. Club to open Friday evening." The club completely remodeled the former Safeway store with "soft luxurious carpets," an orchestra stand, dance floor, large buffet serving counter, and "huge divans around the main floor in various hues and styles." The "sumptuous" club was characterized as "one of the smartest of its kind north of Seattle." "Entrance to this modern club will be through membership only. Conventional dress required." Dancing and entertainments acts were part of the club's program. Wallie Funk (11-24-2002) said this was a "BYOB" club where patrons brought in their own alcohol. He said it was run by O. M. Durham, owner of the Empire Theater. This image shows the dance floor, tables, chairs and mirrored wall inside the club.
Date 1944 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd (in his collection retrieved by Wallie Funk)
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms O. M. D. Club
Brooks Block
dance floor
Empire Theater
Object Name Negative