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Business photo gallery
One way to get around in 1918 was to take the Bellingham-Blaine Stage Line. Alex McNair of Blaine ran the service, which was headquartered in the Albany Hotel at Chestnut Street and Cornwall Avenue. GALEN BIERY COLLECTION

A druggist and a jeweler shared 111 E. Holly St. in 1905. Edward Gott was the druggist; Artemus Colburn the jeweler. The site later became the Bell Theater. Today the site is occupied by Horseshoe Restaurant. GALEN BIERY COLLECTION

The Bellingham Hotel building, now called Bellingham Towers, was built in 1928 at Commercial and Champion streets. The architect, Robert C. Reamer, also designed Mount Baker Theatre. The hotel originally had 153 rooms. Today it houses shops, offices and a top-floor restaurant. HERALD PHOTO

Hugh Diehl and a partner opened Bellingham's first exclusive Ford automobile dealership in 1908 at 206 Prospect St. The photograph, taken in 1914, shows the dealership's next location, at Champion Street and Cornwall Avenue. Diehl Ford moved to its current site by James and Ohio streets in 1970. WHATCOM MUSEUM , OF HISTORY & ART

George Cole and Linden Brown opened their first grocery store in Lynden in 1909. Three years later they opened a second store, on James Street in Bellingham, shown in this 1912 photograph. Headquartered in Bellingham, Brown & Coles Stores now owns at least 34 stores in Washington and Montana, making it one of the largest privately held companies in the state. WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART

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