Bellingham, Washington’s old historic Fairhaven Hotel occupied the northeast corner of 12th Street and Harris Ave.
“A new use for a famous old landmark in Bellingham hes been found with a recently approved Works Progress Administration project designed to convert the old Fairhaven Hotel into a community recreational center and headquarters for local public welfare agencies. … [T]he question of what to do with the county-owned historic building is now settled.”
The building is no longer extant, having been destroyed during the mid-1950s.
WPA Press Release [#333], Nov. 24, 1937, [page 34]: http://www.sos.wa.gov/legacy/images/publications/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400/SL_wpawapressrelease_no301to400.pdf http://www.skagitriverjournal.com/wa/whatcom/fairhavensth/business/hotels/fairhavenhotel/fhotel02-1891memory.html
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 26, 2014.
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