City Center Design Standards—Historic Resources list

Compiled by Jim Talbot, April 29, 2009, to include all the sites on the Historic Resources list of the City Center Design Standards.


Descriptionsof the buildings listed in Bold type are copied from the Historic Tour Bellingham city web site:  http://www.cob.org/services/neighborhoods/historic/tour/index.aspx    


Notes on the history of some of the other buildings are adapted from Turbeville, Daniel E. III, 1977, An Illustrated Inventory of Historic Bellingham Buildings 1852-1915, pp. 1-284, Bellingham Municipal Arts Commission.

This list is arranged by numbers assigned in the City Center Design Standards--Historic Resources list. At the bottom of the page are buildings on the National or local registry, but not on the numbered list.
For a list arranged by location,  go to [Historic Resource list arranged by street address]


See [Map] for locations


  1. Aftermath Club                                              1300 Broadway (Westford Broadway Hall)
  2. Lottie Roth Block                                          1100-1106 West Holly St.
  3. Picket House                                                  910 Astor St
  4. Great Northern Depot Building                    D Street
  5. T.G. Richards Building                                  1308 E. Street.  (Territorial Courthouse)
  6. Andall Building                                                 1210-1212 C Street at  700 West Holly St.
  7. US Hotel                                                          700 West Holly St. at C Street
  8. Union Block—Moose Lodge                            600 block W Holly St. Demolished. Site of former Sash and Door and Restore
  9. Stenger Hotel                                                    600 block W Holly St. Demolished. Site of former Sash and Door and Restore
  10. Waterfront Tavern Building                               521-523 West Holly St.
  11. Washington Co-op Egg & Poultry Assoc (WCEPA) Mill  Roeder Ave. 
  12. WCEPA Building                                             1220 Central Ave 
  13. Van Kirk Building                                             427 West Holly St. (Old Town Antique Mall)
  14. Wilson Business College                                   401-407 West Holly St. Demolished
  15. Salvation Army                                                 205 Prospect St. (Cascade Laundry Building)
  16. Fire Station #1                                                  201 Prospect St.
  17. Old City Hall/Whatcom Museum                  121 Prospect St.
  18. Diehl & Simpson Ford Building                         206 Prospect St.
  19. Apartment Hotel Cissna                                    308 W Champion St. (Mt Baker Apartments)
  20. Gilbert Flats                                                      201-205 N Commercial St. (The Avalon)
  21. Glencairn Apartments                                        222 N Commercial St. 
  22. Mt Baker Theater                                         106 N. Commercial St.
  23. Thiel & Welter Warehouse                               115 Unity St. (Griggs Office Supplies)
  24. Oakland Block                                                 310-318 W Holly St.--Triangle of Holly, Prospect, and Champion streets.
  25. B.B. Furniture Building                                 1311-1319 Bay St. Triangle of  Holly, Bay, and Champion streets.
  26. Northwest Hardware Co.                                 215 W Holly St and 1220-1222 Bay St.
  27. Holly/Bay/Prospect Building                             1302-1304 Bay St./2-8 Prospect St. Corner of W Holly and Bay (Breier Building)
  28. The Home Store                                              1300 block of Bay St.
  29. Countryman Building                                        1316 Bay St.
  30. Kershaw-Moultray Building                             1309-15 Commercial St.
  31. Clover Block                                                   201-207 West Holly St.
  32. Red Front Block                                              200 W Holly St. & 1300-3 Commercial St.
  33. Kirkpatrick Building                                         206-212 W Magnolia St., 1401-11415 Commercial St., with W Champion St. at the rear to form a triangular structure.
  34. Luther Building                                                 115-121 W Magnolia St. at corner of Commercial St.
  35. Montague-McHugh                                      114 W. Magnolia St. (Crown Plaza)
  36. Carnegie Library Comfort Station                     109 W Champion St.
  37. Beau Arts Building                                           1301-1307 Cornwall Ave. at corner with E Holly St.
  38. Federal Building                                            100-106 W Magnolia St.
  39. Home Telephone Building                                 1411 Cornwall Ave.
  40. Zobrist Building                                                1415-17 Cornwall Ave.
  41. Union Printing                                                   1419-21 Cornwall Ave.
  42. Leopold Hotel                                                1224 Cornwall Ave.
  43. Bellingham National Bank                            101-111 E Holly St.
  44. Bellingham Public Market                                 1400 Cornwall Ave. (Rite Aid)
  45. Hagen & Hogberg                                            1408 Cornwall Ave.
  46. Elks Club                                                        1410 Cornwall Ave.
  47. Washington Grocery Building                            1133 Railroad Ave.
  48. Horseshoe Café Building                                   113 East Holly St.
  49. Sanitary Meat Market                                       1319 Railroad Ave.   (Bagelry)
  50. Bellingham Candy Co.                                      1321-1327 Railroad Ave.
  51. Howard’s Stop & Shop                                    1329-1335 Railroad Ave. and 114-122 W. Magnolia St.
  52. The News Stand & Building                              111 W. Magnolia St.                
  53. Stockton’s Paints                                              1413 Railroad Ave.
  54. Montgomery Building                                        1415 Railroad Ave.
  55. Milwaukee Road Freight Depot                         200 E Chestnut St.
  56. Northern Grocery Co.                                      1204-1206 Railroad Ave.
  57. Spokane Block                                                 1322-1324 Railroad Ave. (Hohl’s)
  58. Curt Pless & Co. Building                                 1330 Railroad Ave.
  59. Northern Pacific Rail Freight Depot                   203 E Magnolia St. (Whatcom Transit Authority Bus Depot)
  60. Daylight Building                                            1205-1213 N State St.
  61. Dahlquist Building                                              1311-1313 N State St.
  62. Betschart Block                                                 1315 N State St.
  63. Puget Sound Power & Light Building                  1329 N State St.
  64. 20th Century Bowling Building                           1411 N. State St.
  65. Fussner Monument Building                               1431 N State St. at corner of E Champion (corner unit not occupied or numbered.)
  66. Hotel Laube/Windsor                                        1226-1230/1218 N State St.
  67. Fine Arts Building                                              314 E Holly St.
  68. Old YMCA Building                                          311 E Holly St.
  69. Whatcom County Rail & Light Power Station     201-205 York St. (Construction Supply)
  70. Masonic Hall                                                     1101-1107 N State St.
  71. Maple Block & Pacific Block                            1051-1059 N State St.
  72. Morse Hardware                                            1025-1031 N State St.
  73. B.B. Jones Block                                               932-936 N State St.
  74. First Church of Christ Scientist                           1027 N Forest St.

 

Other commercial buildings in the city center that are on the Bellingham registry of historic buildings

  1.  Sanitary Meat Market                                             1015-1019 N. State St.
  2.  Sweet and company                                                1021 N State St.
  3.  The Barlow Building                                                211 W Holly St.
  4.  YWCA Building                                                    1026 N Forest St.
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