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Address: Fairhaven, MA
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Government building known for its beautiful red-brick architecture and...

Government building known for its beautiful red-brick architecture and landmark clock tower.

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19th century gloss

A gift to Fairhaven from Henry Huddeston Rogers, the retired CEO of Standard Oil in the 1880s, this is a gem of the architecture of the 1890s. At the same time, be sure to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A gift to Fairhaven from Henry Huddeston Rogers, the retired CEO of Standard Oil in the 1880s, this is a gem of the architecture of the 1890s. At the same time, be sure to see the nearby Millicent Library, the Fairhaven High School and the 'almost cathedral' built at the same time, all gifts from Rogers as well.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Another of Fairhaven's architectural gems, the town hall is well worth a visit. Be sure to see the second-floor auditorium, with its ornate ceiling and stained glass windows. There are sometimes concerts, plays, lectures, and other events, so check the Fairhaven Tourism site for schedules. (It's handicapped accessible, with an elevator at a side entrance.)

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Following the advice of a hotel staff member, I drove to the center of Fairhaven to discover a trove of beautiful architecture. City Hall stands at the center of a number of magnificent stone buildings that reflect the generosity and creative spirit of Henry Huddleston Rogers whose donated a portion of his fortune from the oil business to create an... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

What an example of early American architecture. It is in an area with many other amazing buildings and homes.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Glad we took the time to see this building. It is magnificent. While there take a look at the smaller building across the street to the right of City Hall. It is also charming.

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

If you are visiting Fairhaven, New Bedford, or other areas on Buzzard's Bay, make time for the morning walking tour of Fairhaven with Christopher Richard, the Director of Tourism. Dressed in late 19th century garb, he gives a delightful history of the glory days of Fairhaven and the beautiful Town Hall and library, donated by oil baron Henry Huddleston Rogers.... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

City hall, a must see?? Yes! Wonderful architecture, stained glass windows. Be sure to see the 2nd floor auditorium as well.

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