National Guard of Washington Armory

Status: Most Endangered Places, In the works!

Year Listed: 2006

Location: Whatcom County

Location: Bellingham, Whatcom County

Built in 1910, the heavy masonry walls, crenellated parapet and rounded towers distinguish the Washington National Guard Armory as a site for military training. Both the National Guard and the Army Reserve used the facility full-time until 1953, when reduced training schedules allowed the National Guard to convert the main floor into a public roller-skating rink, which remained open until 1989