Crumbling and facing demolition, the Waldron was saved, thanks in part to Summit Construction, Inc one of the leading building contractors in Whatcom County.
The Waldron was built in 1891 at a cost of $33,000. Even then, it was designed as a mixed-use building, housing a stationery store, a real estate office, and a bank to help meet the needs of the fast-growing community of Fairhaven.
Later incorporated into the city of Bellingham, Fairhaven has always been a thriving area, though much of the original architecture has vanished.
In 2004, Summit Construction of Bellingham, WA, began work on the Waldron block, which includes both the Waldron and the Young Buildings. The goal was to preserve the historical architecture and the mixed-use purpose envisioned by C.W Waldron over a century ago.
Completed in 2009 by Summit Construction, the restored Waldron Building combines an old world ambiance with modern convenience. It features high-end commercial space and an underground parking garage. And, the adjacent Young Building offers luxury condominium living with gorgeous views and deluxe amenities, close to everything Fairhaven has to offer.
In addition to the Waldron, the Summit Group of companies has completed dozens of high-profile projects in the local area. And though the company is licensed and bonded up to $40 million dollars the Summit Group remains a family-owned, local company, dedicated to maintaining the qualities that make our community such a wonderful place to live.