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Catalog Number WF 2070
Caption Washington Shingle Mill kiln fire
Description Washington Shingle Company started business in the early 1930s at 21st and S Avenue, just south of Corbett Mill. The mill suffered several fires, one sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s. This fire on July 11, 1944, apparently closed the mill for good. Anacortes mayor Charles Peters, who took office in 1939, managed the mill. This view shows men moving bundles of shingles. The 7-13-1944 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Spectacular fire Tuesday burns shingle kiln. ...Cause of fire blamed on spontaneous combustion. More than $10,000 worth of shingles destroyed and total loss was estimated at over $20,000. The fire was the second one at the mill in recent years."
Date 1944, July 11
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Industry - Mill - Shingle
Disaster - Fire
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Shingle mill
Washington Shingle Company
Corbett Mill
Fire
Kiln
Spontaneous combustion
Object Name Negative