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Catalog Number WF 0225.A,B
Description This view shows P Avenue (later named Commercial Avenue) in the process of being planked. Railroad tracks run down the street; rail service on the Seattle and Northern in Anacortes began on 8-5-1890. Businesses in view on right side of street include (at far end of the street): Garuthers, Reid and Beard Real Estate and Skagit County Abstract Company. This is the earliest view of W. G. Beard's business, Skagit Country Abstract; Beard came to Anacortes from Michigan in 1890 and opened the business, which, by January 1891, was housed in the Platt Building; Beard later served as postmaster and Anacortes mayor. See also WF 0070. Hardware store on right corner is probably that of George McIntosh, who advertised in 1891 City Directory as selling "Hardware, stoves, tinware." These businesses were all listed in the 1890 or 1891 Anacortes City Directory. McKenzie Real Estate is visible on far left side of photo. J. O. Booen's label is partially visible on lower edge of photo.See also WF 0043, 0224.
Date 1890 c. March-July
Photographer BOOEN, J. O.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
People
Transportation - Railroad
Transportation - Land
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms planking
P Avenue
Commercial Avenue
railroad track
Seattle and Northern
Garuthers, Reid and Beard Real Estate
Skagit County Abstract Company
Platt Building
postmaster
mayor
hardware store
McKenzie Real Estate
Object Name Print, Photographic