Historical Fairhaven Center

Between 1885 and 1909, Fairhaven native Henry H. Rogers, a top Standard Oil Co. executive and one of the wealthiest Americans at the time, bestowed upon his hometown a collection of unique public buildings unlike anything that can be seen elsewhere in New England. The examples of European-style architecture designed by Charles Brigham include the magnificent English perpendicular gothic Unitarian Memorial Church, the Italian romanesque Millicent Library, the French gothic Town Hall, the Tudor style Our Lady's Haven and others. These lovely buildings offer an amazing sight-seeing stroll all four seasons of the year. In the summer, the town's Office of Tourism offers free guided "Henry H. Rogers Walking Tours" on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Any trip to Southeastern Massachusetts should include a visit to this historical village area.

Center Street area
Fairhaven, MA 02719

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