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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
Guemes Island
city events
World War I cannon
Object Name Negative