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Catalog Number WF 0095
Description View of north Anacortes between approximately 1st and 3rd, and O Avenue looking east toward Cap Sante. The date of the photo is based on entries for Hotel Walton in Anacortes Museum's collection of city directories (1912, 1917, 1921, 1927, 1929). It is quite possible, however, that this is a photo of the great snowstorm of 1916 that hit the Puget Sound area and Anacortes on February 1,2; as no city directory exists for that year, the first time the Hotel Walton appeared was 1917. Note individual with snow shovel crossing 2nd Street. This is a rare view of the west side of Hotel Taylor which was built in 1890 and owned by Captain Albert Taylor; for other views of Taylor, see also WF 0063, 0113, 0175. Hotel Walton is visible at right center and was listed in 1917 through 1921 city directories at 1010 3rd Street. The 1921 directory advertised the hotel as "Centrally located near Boat Dock; Clean and Homelike." Rear side of Standard Oil's storage tanks at 1109 2nd street is visible at center of photo. Standard Oil first appears in the 1912 city directory; for a view of its dock, see WF 0175. Good views of houses, alley, and outbuildings of Anacortes during this era are shown.
Date 1916 - mid-1920s
Photographer BRADY, Ferd - possibly
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Weather
Structure - Business
Structure - Residence
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms alley
city directory
Hotel Taylor
Hotel Walton
snow
Standard Oil
storage tanks
Object Name Print, Photographic