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Bellingham in Whatcom County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Washington State's Oldest Brick Building

Washington Territorial Court House

 

— 1308 E Street —

 
Washington State's Oldest Brick Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L. Koenig, March 10, 2012
1. Washington State's Oldest Brick Building Marker
Inscription.  
Washington Territorial Court House
1308 E Street Bellingham Washington

Washington State's oldest brick building, built in 1858 with bricks made in Philadelphia and shipped around Cape Horn.

Erected as a combination store, commission house and bank during the Fraser River Gold Rush.

Acquired as territorial court house and jail for Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and the Island Counties in 1863. Served as Whatcom County Court House until 1891

Owner
Carl L. Aker
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 48° 45.29′ N, 122° 29.19′ W. Marker is in Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom County. Marker is on E Street just south of Holly Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1308 E Street, Bellingham WA 98225, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pickett Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Telegraph Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Legacy of Byron Elmendorf (approx. 2.2 miles away);
Washington State Historic Place image. Click for full size.
By Keith L. Koenig, March 10, 2012
2. Washington State Historic Place
Old County Courthouse
Under the provisions of the
State Historic Preservation
Act of 1967, this property
possesses particular value in
commemorating or illustrating
American history.

Placed on the State Register
May 28, 1971 by the Governor's Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation

Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission
It Takes A Community (approx. 2.2 miles away); Fairhaven Canning Company (approx. 2.2 miles away); Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (approx. 2½ miles away); Counterfeiters' Hide Out (approx. 2½ miles away); Town Pillory (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellingham.
 
Washington State's Oldest Brick Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L. Koenig, March 10, 2012
3. Washington State's Oldest Brick Building Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2012, by Keith L. Koenig of Bellingham, Washington. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2012, by Keith L. Koenig of Bellingham, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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Oct. 21, 2020