Friday, February 19, 2016

Fairhaven Protecting Society ~ Photo Friday

This building was photographed on Washington Street in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

The Fairhaven Protecting Society was organized in 1887 as an association of volunteers.  They worked along side the fire department by going into buildings after the firefighters left, to try to save household goods. The Fairhaven Protecting Society moved into this little white building in 1894.  It was previously the town jail!

Today this historic building houses an old fire engine that gives rides to children on the town's "Harvest Fun Day".  It is maintained by the Fairhaven Historical Commission.

History of the Fairhaven Fire Department


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Fairhaven Protecting Society ~ Photo Friday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted February 19, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

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