The triangular "flatiron" type of building was quite popular among American architects in the first decade of the twentieth century. Daniel Burnham"s 1902 Flatiron building in New York was the inspiration for many, including this one in Bellingham, Washington. The style was particularly fashionable in cities that have odd shaped blocks varying from the traditional grid system. The Flatiron Building was erected for the Bellingham Bay Furniture Company.
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Welcome to Bellingham, Washington. An incredible town full of oppurtunity located along the shores of Bellingham Bay bordered by stunning views of Mt. Baker, just a short 1 hour drive to Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, BC