Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Speaking of Photos -- Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA

I am often posting photos at Active Rain that I shot in Italy, Mexico or Canada. For a promotional piece that I am working on, I have taken photos of four or five of the best known buildings in Bellingham. I think that the most distinctive of those has to be the Whatcom County Museum. This building goes back to 1892 and was, for many years, the Bellingham City Hall.

Ever since I was a kid, 1950's, it has been the Whatcom County Museum and a main cultural meeting point for the county. Some people think the building is lovely. There are others, reviews I have read, who describe it as a garish, but historically interesting, monstrosity. You can see what you think -- now if the cars were only Model-A's.

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 4 commentsSteven L. Smith • October 27 2011 10:19AM


Steve, That's a great photo. Love the building!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) over 8 years ago

Good morning Steve. I love it too. All the detail they used to put into soffits and facia that adds so much character to a home you just don't see anymore.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) over 8 years ago


Great photo. I love the look. It was a building of it's times and should have that look.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

I for one find it interesting and attractive. It is a big building.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 8 years ago