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Anacortes in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Depot, circa 1915

 
 
Depot, circa 1915 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
1. Depot, circa 1915 Marker
Inscription.

The Great Northern Depot was built in 1911 at 7th & R & served as a depot until 1973. This photo of the north side shows a steam engine, people on the platform, horse-&-buggy "hacks" for hire &, in the background, the original Methodist Episcopal Church (1892-1965).

Several railways served Anacortes in the early years. The Seattle & Northern Railroad provided the first passenger service in 1890; passenger service remained strong until the 1920s. But by 1930, railroads could no longer compete with automobile & bus transportation.

Today the building is listed on the National, State & Local Registers of Historic Places.

Anacortes Heritage Signs
This is one in a series of signs highlighting the history of Anacortes. The purpose of these signs is to increase awareness of & appreciation for the unique heritage of our community & the need to preserve it.

Photo courtesy of Anacortes Museum

[For more information, see] http://museum.cityofanacortes.org
 
Erected by Anacortes Museum & Maritime Center, Anacortes Parks & Recreation Dept., and Anacortes Tourism Promotion Fund.
 
Location. 48° 31.016′ N, 122° 36.549′ W. Marker is in Anacortes, Washington
Depot, circa 1915, and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
2. Depot, circa 1915, and Marker
, in Skagit County. Marker is on R Avenue north of 7th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 611 R Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powered by Steam (within shouting distance of this marker); Life Aboard a Snagboat (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Snagging (about 400 feet away); Paul & Nicolo Luvera (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Pinson, USN (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Anne Curtis Bowman" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Causland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Island Flyer (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Anacortes.
 
Also see . . .
1. Depot Arts and Community Center, Anacortes WA. (Submitted on May 31, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Great Northern Railway History. (Submitted on June 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Former Great Northern Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2014
3. Former Great Northern Depot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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