Whatcom Museum Sunrise

The Whatcom Museum of History and Art was originally built in 1892 as the city hall for the former town of New Whatcom, before it was joined with surrounding towns to form Bellingham, Washington. The building served as city hall until 1936, and became part of the museum in 1941.

The museum sits next to Maritime Heritage Park in downtown Bellingham, which has an amphitheater, a waterpark, a small fish hatchery, and a waterfall “Lower Whatcom Falls“.

Whatcom Museum of History and Art Breaking Dawn in Summer Morning - Bellingham, Washington, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

August 1, 2011: Sun rises directly behind Whatcom Museum of History and Art.

Bellingham City Hall Waterpark & Whatcom Museum of History and Art during Sunrise - Bellingham, Washington, USA | SAM TSAI . COM

August 1, 2011: A waterpark behind Whatcom Museum of History and Art



Bellingham City Hall & Whatcom Museum of History and Art in Summer Morning Hours - Bellingham, Washington, USA | SAMTSAI.COM

August 1, 2011: Front entrance of museum. The building was designed in a Late Victorian style by Alfred Lee, a local architect, who used red brick and Chuckanut Sandstone for its construction. The design itself was an almost exact replica of the second Saginaw County Courthouse in Saginaw, Michigan (1884, Destroyed 1971), designed by Fred W. Hollister.

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