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Catalog Number WF 0181.A,B,C,D
Caption M.G. Smith's Restaurant
Description M. G. Smith's Restaurant was located on the corner of 2nd and Commercial Avenue next to the Taylor Hotel. Moses Smith served as a sheriff of Anacortes, and a photo of him may be seen in WF 0749. THe 1892 territorial census notes on p. 81 that Smith was fifty years old, from Massachusetts, and his occupation was a restauranteur; he had a wife, Mary (44) and a daughter, Anna (18); Anna worked as a Post Office clerk. His first restaurant in Anacortes was probably the Palace Restaurant on 3rd Street between Q and P. According to a note on the back of image B), it burned down in March 1905; no reference to it in a newspaper found as of 2002.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Structure - Business
Business - restaurant
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms M. G. Smith's Restaurant
Palace Restaurant
Taylor Hotel
Object Name Print, Photographic