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Bellingham

About Bellingham

82,234 in city
200,434 in metro
66 km² (25 mi²)
30 m
A thriving community in northwest Washington 25 miles from the Canadian border and home to Western Washington University. Bellingham was named after a crew member of Capt. George Vancouver who laid anchor in nearby Birch Bay in 1792. Bellingham has a mild year-round climate and diversified topography. From the Chuckanut to Lake Whatcom its views of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Mount Baker are magnificent. Four cities along Bellingham Bay consolidated in 1903 to form the city of Bellingham.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
57 All Buildings
47
existing
7
unbuilt
3
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Bellingham Towers 213 ft 1930
2 Georgia Pacific Company Plant - Dry Machine Building 135 ft 1938
3 Whatcom Museum of History and Art 132 ft 1893
4 The Leopold 125 ft 1929
5 Lincoln Square 115 ft 1970