Photos by Tag: arch

August 5th, 2011

Follow line

Follow the centerline down Commercial Avenue to the 2011 Anacortes Arts Festival. The 50-year-old festival opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday evening. Good art, good music, good food. Good times.

July 26th, 2011

Arch in bloom

Flower baskets dress up the downtown Anacortes business district, including the arch welcoming guests.

April 13th, 2011

Working the street

A City of Anacortes crew conducts routine maintenance on storm sewer lines. Visible in the background is the “welcome to Historic Downtown Anacortes” arch.

March 3rd, 2011

New Wilson arch

Less visible than the cross-avenue arch welcoming guests to downtown Anacortes is this arch over the main entrance to the New Wilson Hotel on Commercial Avenue. The hotel was renovated and now features apartments administered by the Anacortes Housing Authority.

December 19th, 2010

Arch art

This beautiful wreath and a companion adorn the columns of the Commercial Avenue arch welcoming guests to historic Downtown Anacortes. A beautiful, blue Sunday afternoon.

July 16th, 2010

Thank you

Guests leaving downtown Anacortes on Commercial Avenue drive under this sign, which extends a “Thank You” for visiting the historic downtown area.

December 7th, 2009

Anchor Signs at work

Monday morning sunshine brought Jose Tinoco of Anchor Signs to Commercial Avenue and work on the Anacortes arch. Tinoco was busy last week installing lighted snowflakes along the community’s main drag. Today he was installing an “1891” date plate to the bottom of the new north side section of the arch. This is the city’s […]

November 16th, 2009

Arch Thank-You

As you exit Old Town heading south on Commercial, look up! An installation crew was busy Saturday, November 14 in the wake of an anonymous donoation of $10,000 to complete the signage on the back side of the arch at 11th Street. Working through the Chamber

February 5th, 2008

Lighting up

Work to “light up” the arch welcoming guests to Historic Downtown Anacortes was accomplished by an Island Electric team including John Tibbles. New lighting on the Commercial Avenue arch include LEDs and a spot on the central element. Check it out some evening, or early morning.

May 27th, 2007

Historic ties

Gaze under the “Historic Downtown Anacortes” arch these days and you will see the image of city namesake Anna Curtis on the side of the historic Wilson Hotel. Look soon for a new Bill Mitchell mural on the Commercial Avenue face of the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center.

October 17th, 2006

Fall fog

These are the days of soupy morning drives. It was clear on the south end of town this morning, but the fog grew thicker as we headed north into town. This photo was taken on the corner of 11th Street and Commercial, home of the Historic Downtown arch.

August 16th, 2006

Downtown throngs

Beautiful weather and the burning desire to score on a bargain drove thousands to Commercial Avenue in downtown Anacortes Saturday for another great Shipwreck Day. See more photos in Activities section. Today’s feature, compliments of the Chamber of Commerce, is a free Car Show. See the classics shine in the summer sun.

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