Helena Building

Located in the core of Downtown Bellingham, the Historic Helena Building is centrally located among many Downtown Bellingham merchants, restaurants, and professional services.  

The building was built in 1905.  First as the the Ramona Hotel  from 1918-1950, and the Helena Hotel from 1954-1963+.   It is still called the Helena Hotel, which is marked by the iconic Helena neon sign.  Well known Blythe Plumbing and Heating occupied one of the retail spaces for almost 50 years from 1915 to 1963!

Other past Tenants included:  Alaska Tavern, Frank’s Place Pawnbrokers, Welcome Inn, Tavern, and the Shenandoah Pub to name a few. 

 The upstairs of the Helena Building once served as a hotel.  Today it  houses 12 residential studio apartments.   At the street level visit Sojourn and Avenue Bread.

  • Address: 1313 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham 
  • Neighborhood: Downtown