Historical

Terminal Building

The Terminal Building is the oldest surviving commercial structure in Fairhaven. Erected in the later months of 1888, the building contained D. Butler’s Sideboard Saloon. Butler’s impressive home still stands…

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Day Building

Judge Edwin E. Day served on the bench in Fairhaven to enforce the town’s own kind of justice for several eventful years. A high energy man, Judge Day blew into…

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Monahan Building

T.E. Monahan had his first saloon, The Board of Trade on the original wagon trail that connected Fairhaven with towns along the bay. As Fairhaven prospered, Monahan decided to relocate…

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Knights of Pythias Building

Constructed shortly before the Depression of 1893, the Pythias Building served as a meeting hall for several of the Secret Societies of Fairhaven such as the United Workmen, Elks, American…

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Fairhaven Carnegie Library

Local residents opened a reading room in the Fairhaven Bank in 1890, moving to the Mason Block (now Sycamore Square) in 1891. Industrialist Andrew Carnegie fulfilled a significant funding request…

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Sycamore Square (Mason Block)

The Mason Block was the focal point of much of the business in Fairhaven for over 120 years. The first tenants included Fagan’s Dry Goods, Great Northern Express Company, and…

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Waldron Building

Although the Waldron Building has approximately half an acre of floor space, only the first two floors were ever used. The Bank of Fairhaven at the main corner entrance was…

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The Grad Building

From Germany to Wisconsin and finally Fairhaven, Michael Grad found a town that “he liked the looks of” and determined to stay in 1889. “I’m going to have built the…

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Nelson Block

Built during the second boom era of Fairhaven, the Nelson Block, trimmed with Chuckanut sandstone, served as a bank for over 30 years until the second Depression forced it out…

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Chinese Foreman

A Chinese foreman traded his daughter for a son. The foreman was one of hundreds of Chinese and Japanese workers contracted to work at Pacific American Fisheries (PAF), the largest…

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