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Catalog Number WF 1787.A,B
Caption Melodions at Elks Hall
Description The 7-piece Melodions are on stage at Elks Hall, on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue, 904 6th Street. The July 7, 1932 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Elk's Entertainment enjoyed by many," and stated, "Joe Dwelley's Melodions provide dance music." Left to right, rear, Robert Carney, Robert Brooks. Front row, left to right: Floyd Hansen, Larry Seitz, unknown saxophone player, Jack (Rauch) Ross, Joe Dwelley. Jack Ross graduated from Anacortes High School in 1934 and became a nationally known musician and entertainer. After turning professional, he changed his name from Rauch to Ross. After the Elks vacated the building in 1937, it became known as the Community Building. In 1948 it became Anacortes City Hall. Starting in 1939, a series of summertime community dances known as the Fishermen and Citizen dances were held in the building. The July 20, 1939 paper reported, "Fishermen and Community Dances open Friday in Community Building."
Date 1930/ /
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place -Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People BROOKS, Robert "Bob" Appleton
CARNEY, Robert
DWELLEY, Joseph F. "Joe"
SEITZ, Lawrence "Larry"
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Melodions
Elks Hall
Community Building
Anacortes City Hall
Fishermen and Citizen dances
City Hall
musical instrument
music event
Object Name Print, Photographic