at 1014 North Garden Street. Robert Morse arrived on Bellingham Bay in 1884 and set up the Morse Hardware Company on what is presently State Street. The company soon became the leading hardware firm north of Seattle.|
He began building his new home in 1895 on Garden Street two blocks uphill from his hardware store. The attractive design is a classic example of the Queen Anne style of Victorian architecture that was popular during this period. In addition to the twelve original rooms and bath, the basement has five finished rooms. Notable interior details include an elegantly carved maple staircase and extensive use of brass hardware on doors and cabinets. The house, which has been maintained in excellent condition, was used for apartments until 1986 when it to a bed and breakfast inn.