Town Hall

Town Hall (1894) 40 Center Street, Fairhaven 508-979-4023 Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Town of Fairhaven website: https://www.Fairhaven-MA.gov   Among the services that visitors to Fairhaven might need from the Town Hall are:         • Shellfishing Permits         • Boat Stickers         • Notary Financed by Henry H. Rogers as a gift to the town from his first wife, Abbie, this French Gothic building … [Read more...]

Millicent Library

Millicent Library (1893) 45 Center Street, Fairhaven MA Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 508-992-5342 Fairhaven’s Italian Renaissance-style library is named for Henry H. Rogers’ daughter Millicent, who died in 1890 at the age of 17. Designed by noted architect Charles Brigham, the library is ornamented with … [Read more...]

Unitarian Memorial Church

Unitarian Memorial Church (1904) 102 Green St Fairhaven, MA 508-992-7081 Tours available by appointment Dedicated in October 1904, this English Perpendicular Gothic style “cathedral” was designed by architect Charles Brigham and built by Henry H. Rogers in memory of his mother Mary E. Rogers. It was built of local granite quarried near Fort Phoenix and Indiana limestone by European artisans including Italian stone cutters and Bavarian … [Read more...]

Fairhaven High School

Fairhaven High School (1906) 12 Huttleston Avenue (Route 6), Fairhaven 508-979-4052 A member of the 1856 graduating class of the town’s original wooden high school (demolished in the 1920s), Henry H. Rogers chose to build an educational palace to instill in Fairhaven students a sense of the glories associated with learning. He consulted with the top educators of the day while planning the new school. The Elizabethan-influence design is by … [Read more...]

George H. Taber Lodge

George H. Taber Lodge (1901) 20 Center Street, Fairhaven Henry H. Rogers’ effort to boost business in the center of town resulted in the construction of the Masonic Building, the third floor of which contains the ornate meeting place of the George H. Taber Lodge, A.F. & A.M., named for Fairhaven and Massachusetts’ oldest living freemason, who was related by marriage to Rogers. Originally named Concordia Lodge, the group was given the … [Read more...]

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church (1845) 34 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 508-993-3368 http://www.firstcongfairhaven.com/ Home to the oldest religious congregation in Fairhaven, the gothic church was designed by architect Minard Lafever and built in 1845. The church once had a 100-foot wooden spire atop its brick tower. The spire was destroyed by a hurricane in September of 1869.  … [Read more...]

Rogers School

Rogers School (1885) 100 Pleasant Street This former elementary school building was the first gift of Henry H. Rogers to the Town of Fairhaven. Built at a time when greater interest in education was sweeping the country, the school, designed by architect Warren Briggs, incorporated the best features in schoolhouse design, including a spacious auditorium on the third floor. Originally the building had living quarters for the custodian, … [Read more...]

Tabitha Inn (Our Lady’s Haven)

Tabitha Inn (Our Lady's Haven) (1906) 71 Center Street, Fairhaven MA 508-999-4561 This is a nursing home and is not open for tours. Built to accommodate an increase in visitors to Fairhaven, this well-appointed Elizabethan style hotel was named after Henry H. Rogers’ maternal great-grandmother, Tabitha (Crowell) Huttlestone. At the time it opened in 1906, the 35-room hotel was considered one of the finest small accommodations outside of … [Read more...]