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Catalog Number WF 0198.A,B
Caption Wagner's Palace of Sweets
Description This is one of several businesses on Commercial Avenue owned by the John Wagner family; Palace of Sweets was located between 4th and 5th. The business first appears in the 1910 Anacortes Directory; additional Wagner businesses are listed below. John Wagner and his wife are pictured in this photo of the interior of their store. It appears all of the Wagner women worked in the family businesses. Note the name of the business is partially covered by an awning; posters are in the windows above the doorway for "Georgia Minstrels" to perform at IOOF /Opera House. For other Wagner businesses see WF 0197, 0199-0201.

1902 Wagner, John W., confectioner, lives on 7th Street
1905 Wagner and Larmore Cigars; J. H. Wagner, O. J. Larmore, Commercial between 5th and
[8-17] "A new pool hall, cigars and tobacco. John H. Wagner and company have leased
the ground between the Joker and Iowa saloons (3rd and Commercial) and will at once
commence the erection of a new pool room and cigar and tobacco store."
[9-14] "Louvera to have grand opening Saturday night. John Wagner and Co. have
decided to call their new place the Louvera and grand opening will take place next
Saturday evening. The Louvera will be a fine resort for the thirsty who are seeking
temperance drinks and will carry a fine lie of candies, cigars, nuts, tobaccos, and notions
and will have in connection a fine pool and reading room. The Louvera will be a neatly
conducted place and will handle newspapers, periodicals and magazines and will be so
well managed as to best serve all the public. Mr. Wagner extends an invitation to all to
be present at the opening. The place is a little palace and will no doubt prove a
successful business venture."
1910 Wagner's (J. H.) Pool Hall, No Address
Wagner's Palace of Sweets; Commercial between 4th and 5th
1912 Wagner's Pool Room; Commercial between 3rd and 4th
Wagner's Palace of Sweets; Commercial between 4th and 5th
1917 Wagner, John H. (Wife Zena), confectionery, billiards, soft drinks, 308 Commercial
1921-22 Wagner, John H. (Wife Zena), 320 Commercial
1926 [4-1] Wagner's Cigar Store; Commercial at 4th
Ellen Wagner, age 61, wife of John Wagner, dies; they resided at Dewey many years
1927 no mention
1929 Wagners (John) cigars, confectionery, soft drinks, and recreation parlor; 322 Commercial
1934 no listing
1937 Wagner, Edna, bakery; 322 Commercial
Wagner's (John) cigars, confectionery, beer parlor, recreation parlor; 322 Commercial
1939 Wagner, Edna, residence listed as 322 Commercial
Date 1910, c.
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People WAGNER, Ellen
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Wagner's Palace of Sweets
Wagner and Larmore Cigars
Wagner's Pool Hall
Wagner's Cigar Store
Object Name Print, Photographic