Local historian Kolby LaBree was hired to research and help the City of Bellingham with historical interpretation of downtown’s Federal Building on Cornwall and Magnolia Streets. Built in 1910, the Federal Building was surplussed in the late 1990s, and then the City assumed ownership in 2004. Learn more about LaBree’s work on the preservation and restoration plan for the building.
LaBree is co-owner and operator of Bellinghistory with the Good Time Girls, local providers of entertaining and educational guided history tours of Bellingham. She has worked on many historical projects including surveys of the Lettered Streets, York, South Hill, Fairhaven, Broadway Park, and Fountain District Neighborhoods. She particularly loves to research historic homes and buildings.
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Photo by Wes Gannaway