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Catalog Number WF 0207
Caption Home Bakery
Description Home Bakery at the corner of 9th and Commercial. Amelia Wedlund (grandmother of Carl Wedlund) owner and, as Carl said, "Boy could she cook!!" In a telephone interview with Carl Wedlund on October 9, 2002 by Theresa L. Trebon, he said, "My grandmother started the bakery around 1908 at 9th and Commercial [note: address above store in photo states 824 Commercial]. The Wedlund family came to Anacortes from Wisconsin or Minnesota about 1905. My grandmother always baked, she was a good baker and came from a family that baked. But about 1915, when her family started growing and she got so busy with a big family of five of six kids, they had to sell the business. The building has been moved off of Commercial onto 9th Street. If you are heading west it is on the right side" [note: in the museum's collection of Anacortes City Directories, only one listing was found for the Home Bakers: in 1917 the bakery was located at 1007 - 5th Street and run by Ida Stevens].

"My grandfather, George Wedlund, was a carpenter and built a lot of homes in Anacortes with his partner, Earl Cahail". [note: George Wedlund died in 1952; at that point Amelia was still alive.]
Date 1915 c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Business - bakery
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People WEDLUND, Amelia
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Home Bakery
Object Name Print, Photographic