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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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beautiful building put up by mr. rogers like a lot of buildings in town

It is a beautiful building put up by mr rogers. It has a tower with clock faces on 4 sides and a beautiful hall up stairs with all stain windowsl

Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is a beautiful building put up by mr rogers. It has a tower with clock faces on 4 sides and a beautiful hall up stairs with all stain windowsl

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is a very beautiful old city hall. The architecture is impressive. It is also very well maintained. It is well worth walking through.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1,602 reviews
721 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
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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146 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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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