Thanks to Erica and Jim of Artwood Gallery, Linda and Debbie of Good Earth Pottery, Ross of Drizzle, and John of the Historic Fairhaven Association board, the Fairhaven Visitor Information gazebo on the corner of Harris and 10th now has a new, mellow green and cream color scheme chosen by Brad Imus, the owner of the property.
This gazebo was built in 1982 by the Historic Fairhaven Association originally as a visitor information center. It sat on the grass slope just off 12th Street between Fairhaven Pharmacy and Key Bank. About six years ago, the association moved it to 10th and Harris, a better location for those arriving by Alaska ferry, Amtrak and Greyhound, or those heading down to the waterfront for recreation.
With new directional signage once the renovation is complete, visitors coming from I-5 will be directed to the gazebo and to Bay to Baker Trading Company on Harris, just half a block away. Tina Schwindt, owner of Bay to Baker, has provided a great space within her shop for a variety of area visitor information, and she’s open seven days a week. Watch for painted footsteps from the gazebo, with two 15-minute parking spaces, leading down to Bay to Baker.