November 30, 1972

Dennis Withner, a student at Western Washington University in 1972, received word that something was going on at the gardens at 11th and Harris.   Wither, majoring in Visual Communications with a minor in Photography arrived, camera in hand.    The community gathered to protest the bulldozing of the garden, on property just purchased by Ken Imus.   Things got a little out-of-hand.  
 


Southwest Corner of 11th St. and Harris Ave.  (across from Rocket Donuts and Fat Pie Pizza. 
 
The Community Gardens were at the site of the Blonden Block, which had been torn down in 1950.  The empty site had been used as a garden.   
 
The Terminal Building, (home to Tony's Coffee since the 1970s) is in the background.   
 
 

Stu Heaton, employee of Ken Imus operating bulldozer     
 Bellingham Police crossing the corner of Harris Avenue.  Current location of the J.J. Donovan bench.
 
Building in background is the Morgan Block 
 
  
 
Police Department Bus stopped at 11th & Harris
The Kulshan Club is far back. 
To right of bus, Left to Right are the Monahan, EM Day and Terminal Buildings.
An empty lot covered the north side of 11th Street, past Mill Avenue