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Catalog Number WF 1325
Caption Salvation Army meeting
Description This is a photo of a meeting of the Salvation Army at 1102 4th Street. The Salvation Army came to Anacortes in 1905 under Adjutant George Dowell and was housed on 4th Street between Commercial and O avenues. The 4-24-1906 ANACORTES AMERICANreported, "Anacortes is to have a real Salvation Army band with a big bass drum and tambourine. A town never prospers until one can hear the good soldiers marching on to war and we welcome the comrades as a forerunner of prosperity by the wholesale." The 1911 directory listed it at the corner of 3rd and Commercial. The 1917 directory listed headquarters at 913 4th Street. The 1921 directory listed addresses at both 913 4th and 1102 4th. From 1937 until 1962, Salvation Army Hall was listed at 1102 4th. The 4-29-1971 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported the Salvation Army's move to a new location at 814 28th Street. During December 1998 it moved again, this time to 3001 R Avenue where it still is as of December 2008.
Date 1920s c. late - early 1930s
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Organization - Church
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Salvation Army
bass drum
Object Name Print, Photographic