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Catalog Number WF 2012
Caption Anacortes Lumber and Box June 1941 fire
Description Anacortes Lumber & Box Company was in business from c. 1904-1941 at 3rd and R Avenue. The smokestack was an important landmark in town from the time of its construction in 1928 until its demolition in February 1999. The 2-2-1928 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Concrete stack at ALB completed. 175' tall". The mill was built on the original site of the Bowman Mill which was constructed in 1890 at the foot of Cap Sante. Great Northern Mill opened on this site in 1902 and closed in 1903.The 12-12-1929 paper stated Anacortes Lumber & Box was "one of the dependable bulwarks of the city." The mill was hit by fire in February 1938, but managed to keep operating on a reduced basis. This fire, far more disastrous, closed the mill in June 1941, at an estimated loss of $75,000. See also WF 2002-12, 1858, 0475.
Date 1941 June
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Industry - Mill - Lumber
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Anacortes Lumber & Box Co.
smokestack
Bowman Mill
Cap Sante
Great Northern Mill
fire
Object Name Print, Photographic