Anacortes in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Paul & Nicolo Luvera
Paul Luvera Sr. Memorial Highway
An Italian immigrant who exemplified the fulfillment of the American dream, Paul N. Luvera, Sr.'s life was dedicated to public service. He was an Anacortes grocer, a community activist, a state senator, and, in later years, a totem pole carver. He served numerous civic organizations and committees and spearheaded the drive to build a community swimming pool. A section of State Route 20, where flooding occurred annually, was reconstructed due to his efforts while serving in the Washington State Senate (1953-1957).
Erected by Bill Mitchell and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 48° 30.996′ N, 122° 36.764′ W. Marker is in Anacortes, Washington, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes WA 98221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Pinson, USN (here, next to this marker); "Anne Curtis Bowman" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Causland Park (about 800 feet away); Causland Memorial Park (about 800 feet away); Powered by Steam (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Life Aboard a Snagboat (approx. 0.2 miles away); Snagging (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacortes.
More about this marker. The Luvera Memorial Highway marker is located at a roadside pulloff along northbound WA Hwy 20, at 48.484162, -122.596021, near the south edge of town.
Also see . . .
1. Paul Luvera Obituary in The Seattle Times. (Submitted on May 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Excerpt of How to Carve Totem Poles, by Paul Luvera, in Mother Earth News (1978). (Submitted on May 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.