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Catalog Number WF 1172
Caption 2107 9th Street
Description This house at 2107 9th Street, on the south side of 9th Street, still stands as of December 2008., although it has been remodeled from the original structure. It has an excellent view of Guemes Channel. According to Lloyd and Rita's son, Lloyd Brown, on 8/12/2006, this home was built in 1923-4 by Lloyd Eyre Brown and Rita Moore Brown. Lloyd and his brother owned Brown Brothers Clothing on Commercial Avenue between 6th and 7th. Lloyd died of pneumonia in 1926; his wife Rita then sold the house to Mrs. Douglass Allmond (Cora). James and Katherine Mustacich Funk later owned it and sold it in 1990 to Mrs. and Mrs. Craig Jenssen. Note the thatched roof, the only one of its kind in town. Cora Allmond is pictured standing in front of the house. She came to Anacortes from Lewisville, Washington, where her family had run a store on the banks of the Lewis River. She taught school in the early 1900s (see WF 0973), and became very influential in the community through her work for various organizations, particularly Anacortes Women's clubs which promoted civic projects. Wallie Funk visited her often during the 1950s and received many photos and materials from her. His memories of Cora Rowland Allmond, taken from Teresa Trebon's notes from 10-01-2001, include, "I knew her from when I was a little kid. She was the dowager empress of Anacortes. Very prim person. She taught here first and was the coach of the girls basketball team in the early days. She married Douglass Allmond. She was one of the people that gave to the library, church, you would find her name in all these things that women do. Mrs. Douglass Allmond. These women had lives of their own. They managed the household and quite frequently their husband. Very active in the DAR; I think she may have been a charter member of the Governor Issac Stevens Chapter." Cora married Douglass Allmond (1863-1932) in 1906, who was the co-founder and former owner of the ANACORTES AMERICAN (1890-1902) and who was heavily influential in the Anacortes community as well as the greater Fidalgo Island area. Allmond played a key roll in many events from 1890 until his heath, from the ANACORTES AMERICAN to the city's water/power system, to promoting open space and preserving parks, to serving on the Deception Pass Park Board prior to the state taking that land over in 1922, to heavily promoting the Deception Pass Bridge. For another view of the house, see WF 1171, 2448.
Date 1930s c.
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Residence
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ALLMOND, Cora ROWLAND
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms 2107 9th Street
thatched roof
Guemes Channel
view
Object Name Negative