Depot, circa 1915

Depot, circa 1915 (HM1EOT)

Location: Anacortes, WA 98221 Skagit County
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N 48° 31.016', W 122° 36.549'

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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

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Placed ByAnacortes Museum & Maritime Center, Anacortes Parks & Recreation Dept., and Anacortes Tourism Promotion Fund
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 528863 N 5373831
Decimal Degrees48.51693333, -122.60915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 31.016', W 122° 36.549'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 31' 0.96" N, 122° 36' 32.94" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 611 R Ave, Anacortes WA 98221, US
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