Bellingham, then & now // October 2008
David Imburgia's understanding of the American Civil War does not rely on textbooks. Imburgia's memories of the War Between the States are more personal.
Local developer Ken Imus owns many of the historic buildings and helped usher in a controversial wave of gentrification that has made Fairhaven what it is today.
Two young women walk down Harris Avenue as the sun sets on Bellingham Bay. After passing the row of businesses, one of the girls notices something to her left.
A hungry cat, left outside, was the first indication all wasn't well.
Near the corner of Central Avenue and Commercial Street in downtown Bellingham stands an old Victorian house, not much different from the many such houses in surrounding neighborhoods.
Making sense of Bellingham's roads.
At the corner of 12th and Harris Street in Fairhaven is a small, homely drug store. Some might say it possesses "character."
The tale of Bellingham's Borthels.
On Sept. 6, 1899, 88 students and six faculty members walked through the large doors of the Main building on New Whatcom Normal School's campus, known today as "Old Main".
More than 700 men and women in white robes with pointed hoods marched downtown Bellingham one May evening in 1926.