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Catalog Number WF 0121.A-.E
Description The McNaught Building was built by James McNaught at the corner of 8th and I in the spring on 1891 and housed Shannon Hardware (later at 6th and Commercial). On 1-15-1891, the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Shannon and Company is the name of the new hardware firm in the McNaught Building." The structure was also used as a rooming house of sorts. The 9-14-1893, edition reported, "Misses Alice and Minnie Burdon, daughters of W. H. Burdon have taken up residence in the McNaught Block and will attend Anacortes school." In the spring of 1904 the structure was purchased by R. L. Bradley because his then-current place of business for his Anacortes Mercantile Company was wanted by a local bank to open a new branch.. Bradley owned lots on the corner of 5th and P/Commercial and was about to erect a structure when he purchased the McNaught Building, located more than "3/4 of a mile" from Bradley's site at 5th and P/Commercial. On May 12, 1904, Bradley's Anacortes Mercantile Company announced it was ready to move its building, a move which took the entire summer as the building was rolled on large timbers to Commercial Avenue. (See ANACORTES STORY, p. 28; Mrs. Frank Bullock Kimsey recalls the McNaught Building being moved with a horse operated turntable.) On 9-1-1904, Anacortes Mercantile announced it was in its new location and ready for business. For more views of the building, including in its original location, see WF 0057, 0082, 0088.)
In 1902 R. Lee Bradley bought out the interest of Louis Foss and Anacortes Mercantile Company in the Platt Building. After moving the building to 5th and Commercial, the store (largest of its kind in Skagit County during its time) remained in business through c. 1934. As of 2007 the building was still standing, having been re-modeled and renamed the Majestic Hotel.
Photographer JUDD, Charles LeRoy - possibly
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Postcard
Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms McNaught Building
Anacortes Mercantile Company
Shannon Hardware
Shannon and Company
rooming house
Object Name Postcard