West Holly Street, Bellingham, 200 block

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West Holly Street, 200 block, NE side

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View of east side of 200 block of W Holly St.   5/2/2009

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View of east side of 200 block of W Holly St.   5/2/2009

The following building is listed in the Historic Resources list of the City Center Design Standards:

32. Red Front Block  (1895)

200 West Holly and 1300-1303 Commercial St.
Built for Samuel Altshuler for his clothing store. The upper floor was originally professional offices, since housing the Savoy Hotel apartments. (Turbeville, 1977, pp.109-110.)

200-202 W. Holly (1301-03 Commercial)   
As recorded in “An Illustrated Inventory of Historic Bellingham Buildings, 1852-1915” (Turbeville, Daniel E., Bellingham, WA, Municipal Arts Commission, 1977), this building was constructed in 1900 by Samuel Altshuler to house his Red Front Clothing Store facing Holly Street with two small shops facing Commercial Street.  The upper floor began as professional offices but by 1915, was converted to the Savoy Hotel.   By 1919-1920, Newton’s Ready to Wear occupied the space at 200 W. Holly where it remained in business into the 1950s.  
        1301 Commercial housed Marinello Beauty Shop in 1925, and in 1935, George Thorne, jeweler was located here until 1950 when it was listed as Milton Terry, jeweler.   In 1955, Kay Walton’s women’s clothing was at 200 W. Holly with Syd’s Dad and Lad Shop at 1301 Commercial.  In 1960, 200 W. Holly was vacant with Hazel’s Gift Shop at 1301 Commercial.   
        Mulhern’s Appliances opened for business at 202 W. Holly by 1964 where it remained for  a number of years with The Shoe Tree at 1301 Commercial. 
        The Savoy Hotel still occupied the upper floor throughout these years. (Helgoe, 2012)

1965-1970 1975 Mulhern’s, household appliances  1980 Melody TV & Appliance       1985 Bellingham Antique Mall     1989-90 Vacant              1995 Not listed

Link to description in Wisaard of 200-02 W Holly St.

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200 West Holly and 1300-1303 Commercial St.  The building fronts both Holly and Commercial St.   4/13/2009

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200 West Holly and 1300-1303 Commercial St.  Commercial St frontage.   4/13/2009
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204 W Holly St.   Built 1898.    5/2/2009
204 W. Holly  
The first recorded occupant found for this building is 1930-34 occupancy for Eva J. Phelps, millinery.  Listmann Furniture Company in 1935 and Sanford Jewelry and Loan Company in 1940 were the subsequent businesses to locate here.  
        In 1945, Dyson’s Women’s Apparel was the occupant into the early 1960’s.  In 1963, this building was listed as vacant. (Helgoe, 2012)

1965 Not listed  1970 Whatcom Co Chamber of Commerce President’s Association; Bellingham  Chamber of Commerce; Retail Trades Bureau of Bham.          1975 Whatcom Co Chamber of Commerce President’s Association; Bellingham  Chamber of Commerce; Development Area Rec Committee; Community Protective Service     1980 Bellingham  Chamber of Commerce; Development Area Rec Committee; Community Protective Service    1985 1989-90 Continental Furniture-2d Time Around       1995 Not verified

Link to description in Wisaard of 204 W Holly St.
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208 W Holly St.   Built 1900.    5/2/2009
206-208 W. Holly  
There is no discernible information on the occupancy of this building until 1931 with Adams Style Shop, men’s furnishings.  This shop was located before this year at the corner of Holly and Elk (State) Streets. 
        The business resided here through the 1950s, and in 1960, the Tea Room Cafe was in the 206 location with Lehman’s Maytag Shop at 208. (Helgoe, 2012)

206 W. Holly:  1965 Tea Room Café       1970 1975 Forbidden Inn, cocktail lounge        1980 The Mandarin, restaurant          1985 1989-90 1995 China Delight, restaurant      
208 W. Holly:  1965-1970 Lehmann’s Maytag Shop, elec appliances            1975 1980 1985 McDonalds School of Cosmetology 1989-90 Whatcom School of Cosmetology       
1995 Vacant

Link to description in Wisaard of 206-08 W Holly St.

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210 W Holly St.   Built 1908.    5/2/2009
210-212 W. Holly  
In 1931, Fulop’s Inc., men’s furnishings occupied the 210 location with Bon Ton Apparel and millinery at 212 W. Holly.  By 1935, Stark Piano Company is at 210 and Bon Ton Women’s Clothing still at 212.  This combination of businesses remained in this location for many years. 
        In 1964, Levin’s Inc., furniture, added space into the 212 location, while Stark’s was still listed in the 210 location. (Helgoe, 2012)

210 W. Holly:  1965 Stark Piano Co; Mrs. Betty Dunhaven, music teacher   1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Not listed

212 W. Holly:  1965 Not listed    1970 1975 1980 1985 Levin’s Inc, furniture    1989-90 Greenbaum Home Furnishings                         1995 Vacant

Link to description in Wisaard of 210 W Holly St.
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214 W Holly St.   Built 1895.    5/2/2009
214 W. Holly  
Fred Offerman, pharmacist, owned Fairhaven Pharmacy from 1900-1906.  After selling this business to George Finnegan, Offerman opened his pharmacy at 214 W. Holly in 1907. 
        The Offerman Drug Company (Red Cross Pharmacy) remained at this location through the early 1940s.  
        In 1945, Van Horn’s Apparel was the occupant and then Husky Auto Stores in 1950. 
        By 1955, Oberg’s Radio Repairing was located here which became Oberg’s Television and still at this location in 1964. (Helgoe, 2012)

1965-1970 Oberg’s, television    1975 1980 1985 1989-90 Continental Furniture    1995 Urban Archeologist Antique Mall

Link to description in Wisaard of 214 W Holly St.
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West Holly Street, 200 block, SW side

The following building is listed in the Historic Resources list of the City Center Design Standards:

31. Clover Block (1899)

201-207 West Holly St. Corner of West Holly and Commercial streets.
Named after a poem "Four Leaf Clover" by Ella Higginson, wife of one of the investors. Used initially as professional offices, it was then used by Bellingham National Bank from 1905-1913. It was remodeled in 1945, losing its original ornate cornice. (Turbeville, 1977, pp.105-107.)

201 W Holly:  1965 1970 New Gage’s Inc, clothing   1975 Vacant     1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Belle Bridal & Formal Shoppe

203 W Holly:    1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Clover Block, many rooms

205 W Holly:     1965 Fran’s Beauty Salon 1970 Whatcom Chamber of Commerce 1975 Bellingham Hearing Aid Center 1980 Kute Kids Clothes 1985 Cascade Business College 1989-90 AAFCO, additional space 1995 Sunshine Printing, additional space

205a W Holly:    1965 ABC Nursery & Child Care Agency 1970 Vern’s Tailor Shop 1975 Jewelry & Stained Glass Manufacturing 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Not listed

207 W Holly:      1965 Montgomery Ward, catalog store 1970 1975 Building with 6 businesses 1980 1985 Building with 16 units 1989-90 AAFCO Speedi-Print Copy Center 1995 Not verified

Link to description in Wisaard of 201-07 W Holly St.

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201-207 West Holly St. View from Holly St.   4/13/2009

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201-207 West Holly St. View on Commercial St.   4/13/2009
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209 W Holly St.   Built 1949.     5/2/2009

1965 Vacant 1970 1975 1980 The Alaska Tavern 1985 1989-90 La Paloma 1995 Vacant
 
Link to description in Wisaard of 209 W Holly St.


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209 W Holly St.    5/2/2009
The following building is not listed in the Historic Resources list of the City Center Design Standards, but is on the Local register:

The Barlow Building

211 W Holly St. 
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The Barlow Building next to Bellingham Hardware--formerly Northwest Hardware (#26 of Historic Resources.)    Built 1890.    4/13/2009
 1965 Not listed 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Bellingham Beauty School, Mike Kennard Agency, public relations
Link to description in
Wisaard of 211 W Holly St.
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   4/13/2009
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211 W Holly St.     4/13/2009


The following building is listed in the Historic Resources list of the City Center Design Standards:

26. Northwest Hardware Co. (1907)

213-215 W Holly St.  and 1220-1222 Bay St.
The Bay St. part of the store was built as a hardware store in 1907 and was acquired by Northwest Hardware, whose building on Holly St. abutted onto it. The Bay St. store was sold in the 1940s to Bennett & Provanche (B & P Distributors) wholesalers of tobacco, candy and liquor. B & P occupied the building until 1974 and the successor Bellingham Hardware then used the upper floor for storage. (Turbeville, 1977, pp.201-202.)
The upper floors of the Holly St. part of the store have been converted more recently to apartments.

215 W Holly St:  1965 1970 1975 Bellingham Hardware Co                       1980 Vacant  1985 Bellingham Hardware Building, 18 business suites, mostly arts and professional     1989-90 as before but with 15 apartments     1995 as before, but suites now exclusively business or professional

1220 Bay St:   1965 1970 B&P Distributors, wholesale grocer, tobacco, confectioner        1975 1980 Continental Furniture Co, used furniture            1985 1989-90 1995 Not listed
Link to description in Wisaard of 215 W Holly St.

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213-215 W Holly St.    4/13/2009

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Extension of 213-215 W Holly St as 1220-1222 Bay St.    4/13/2009

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1220-1222 Bay St.  The building is L shaped and this view is of the Bay St emergences of the L.    4/13/2009
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217-221 W Holly St.    Built 1927.    5/2/2009

217 W Holly:  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Whatcom Travel Service

217 ½ W Holly:  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 McHugh Apartments, 10 units

219 W Holly:  1965 “Building” with 11 commercial units    1970 1975 1980 1985 1989-90 1995 Not listed

221 W Holly:  1965 Stereo Center 1970 1975 ABC Child Care Center 1980 ABC Learning World, pre school 1985 1989-90 Vacant 1995 Eagles Games Models & Miniatures, hobby shop

Link to description in Wisaard of 217-21 W Holly St.
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217-221 W Holly St. View from corner of W Holly and Bay.    5/2/2009

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