Caption on front in ink: "Pike 1890 Block." The Bellingham Bay National Bank at the northeast corner of State and Holly Streets. This was constructed of Chuckanut sandstone in 1890. The proerty was purchased by Leonard Pike around 1900. The building was occupied by Puget Sound Power & Light for many years. There is an awning on the ground floor of the building in the middle of the block and a sign on a post that says "Drugs." A man stands in the street beside the building.
A few small boathouses are on the water side of the street; several houses line the other side of the street. A 1930's car is visble coming to the street from a side street. The forested land across from the town is visible on the left, jutting out in the water with Frederick Sound beyond.
Now the bus and Amtrack terminal. In 1934, it replaced the previous PAF headquarters destroyed by fire. The brick entry with its five arched openings is prominent in this shot looking northeast from Harris Ave. See also photo gb3586.
Reid Bros. Boiler Works is visible on the shore; Knox Ave. is prominent on South Hill. Photo appears in Great Pacific American Fisheries, v.22. According to Radke's Pacific American Fisheries, Inc., the Oakwood was sold to French interests in 1918. (p. 108). A second unidentified ship is adjacent to the Oakwood.
A 1940s automobile parked in front. Galen Biery was born (1910) in and lived in this house before moving to 13th Street in the 1940's. This predates Fairhaven (formerly Valley) Parkway so there are several houses shown that are no longer extant. The brick building across Wilson from the craftsman house still exists as does the house beyond it on Wilson. The immediate foreground is a field which today is park of Creekside Condos.
Looking down on a parking lot, with three cars, in the foreground, the buildings of downtown and surrounding areas, in the middle ground, and the mountains in the background. The Bellingham Towers building is visible along with several other prominent downtown buildings.
Just east of what used to be Galen Biery's house which still stands at that location. This predates Fairhaven Parkway so several houses in this photo are no longer extant. In the immediate foreground is a garden and a small clapboard bungalow. Laundry hangs on a clothesline. A 1930's automobile is parked in front of the house which fronts on Wilson. Two other houses sit east of it. The house and open lot from photo gb3589 are immediately north and South Hill is beyond.
Slide with caption in ink: "Soapy Smith Story" and stamped: "Dedman's Photo Shop - Skagway, Alaska" and "Jul 68..." Ten photos on display relating to the infamous con man Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, known for his connection to organized crime in Colorado, the Northwest and Alaska. The name "Soapy" came from his soap bar swindles where he conned unsuspecting buyers into thinking they might win bug bucks that were supposedly wrapeed around the soap bars. He lived from 1860 until 1898 when he was shot dead in a gun fight in Skagway.
This image is similar to photo taken by J.W. Sandison in "The Great Pacific American Fisheries" (V.21) that is identified as P.A.F. Shipyards, Commercial Point, May 4, 1917. The ships under construction are the Hollywood and the Rosewood and the building to the left is the Roan Refrigerator Plant.