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The city's historic register, which is an official list of structures intrumental in the history of Anacortes, has been expanded with the addition of the first private homes to be placed on the list.

The city's historic register, which is an official list of structures intrumental in the history of Anacortes, has been expanded with the addition of the first two private homes to be placed on the list.

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(The Jacob and Nancy Lowman House)

One of the homes, at 1502 8th St, was built in 1908. The Jacob and Nancy Lowman House, as it’s known, is a well-preserved example of an eclectic house form incorporating elements of the Neoclassical Revival and Craftsman styles, which were popular at that time. It’s owned by David and Nancy Ridgway.

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(The Charles and Anna Judd Residence)

The other home is located at 1719 9th St and is owned by Richard and Kandis Dubuque. It’s known as the Charles and Anna Judd Residence and was built around 1915-16 in the Craftsman-Bungalow style.  The building has served as a single family home since its construction.  There has been very little change to the exterior and few changes to the interior of the house.

The only other local landmark on the Anacortes Historic Register is the New Wilson Hotel at 806 Commercial Ave. The New Wilson was built in 1880.

The historic register is an official list of buildings, structures, objects, or sites that were instrumental in the history of Anacortes and are worthy of recognition and preservation. The historic register recognizes properties that are more than 50 years old.

Placement on the register officially recognizes the historical importance of the property . Listing on the register doesn't  affect future uses of the property. The owner may choose other uses for the property and may remove the property from the register at any time. However, historic registration may allow the owner a possible property tax advantage

For more information on the Anacortes Historic Preservation Board, which oversees the historic register, visit their section of the Anacortes History Museum Web site .

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