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Catalog Number WF 1284
Caption Causland Park - cannon
Description Causland Park is located between M and N avenues, and between 7th and 8th streets. Formerly known as the Great Northern Park after the railroad that originally owned the land, the open space was developed as a unique memorial park bordered by a colorful, patterned wall built of native rock form the San Juan Islands, to honor deceased World War I veterans. The park was designed by French-Canadian architect John Baptiste LePage (1857-1939) and named for Harry Causland of Guemes Island who was killed in Europe in 1918. The 8-4-1919, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Work began this week on rock wall at Causland Park:" Architect LePage took men to Waldron Island where he found sandstone of quality and color for wall." Following its completion, Causland Park soon became a focal point for many city activities and a backdrop for important events such as Labor Day events and the Marineers' Pageant. This view shows the World War I cannon. According to Wallie Funk, this cannon was turned in for the World War II scrap metal drive and at the end of World War II it was replaced by a World War II cannon. The negative is labeled, "Causland Memorial Park - Anacortes, Wash."; "#88"; "Brady"
Date 1930s c.
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Structure - park
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Causland Park
Great Northern Park
memorial park
rock wall
architect
Guemes Island
city events
World War I cannon
Object Name Negative