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Catalog Number WF 0587.A, B
Caption Rosario Congregational Church
Description View of Congregational Church on cliff above Rosario. Rev. Horace Taylor held the first services in this church on May 28, 1893. It was dismantled in 1920. See story of church's dedication in June 1, 1893, ANACORTES AMERICAN. Taylor arrived on Fidalgo in 1885, "under salary from the Congregational Association," and took over the Alden Academy following the departure of its founder, Rev. Tade, in May 1884. The October 17, 1885, NORTHWEST ENTERPRISE reported, "Geo. Hagadorn has donated two acres of land to Rev. H. J. Taylor to build a home on the lot: near Fidalgo Academy Buildings." On October 24, 1885, the paper reported, "Alden Academy opens under Mrs. Taylor. Singing school at the Creek School House under Mr. Taylor every Monday eve." Following the establishment of the Rosario Church, Taylor later located Pilgrim Congregational Church at 28th and Commercial. See November 17, 1899 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Taylor's daughter, Faith Taylor Paddock, worked for Wallie Funk at the ANACORTES AMERICAN. Her pictures are in Wallie Funk's 1950 photos of the ANACORTES AMERICAN.
Date 1895 c.
Photographer EWING, David B. - probably
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Fidalgo Island
Organization - Church
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Fidalgo Island, WA
Search Terms Rosario Congregational Church
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Alden Academy
Fidalgo Academy
Object Name Print, Photographic