This September 1951 photo shows the Bellingham public library that sat atop a rocky hill at what is now the parking lot next to Crown Plaza Executive Suites. Demolition of the library began that month, weeks after the new main library opened at its current site on Central Avenue.
This September 1951 photo shows the Bellingham public library that sat atop a rocky hill at what is now the parking lot next to Crown Plaza Executive Suites. Demolition of the library began that month, weeks after the new main library opened at its current site on Central Avenue. HERALD PHOTO
This September 1951 photo shows the Bellingham public library that sat atop a rocky hill at what is now the parking lot next to Crown Plaza Executive Suites. Demolition of the library began that month, weeks after the new main library opened at its current site on Central Avenue. HERALD PHOTO

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