Bust of C.X. Larrabee
 Dedicated 2008
 McKenzie Alley
between Harris and McKenzie Avenues

Charles X. Larrabee was one of the most influential men in the development of the town of Fairhaven.  Principal financier of the Fairhaven Land Company, along with Bennett, E.M. Wilson, E.L. Cowgill and his brother, Samuel Edward, Larrabee was instrumental in building this small settlement into a thriving city, both economically and socially.

The bronze bust of Larrabee was created by sculptor Robert McDermott, who created our Dirty Dan statue on the Village Green.  Brian Griffin, who gave us the Fairhaven Village Green was behind this. Dedication was held October 15,  2008, with several of Larrabee’s descendants attending the ceremony. 

The bust is located at the entrance to McKenzie Alley on 11th Street between Harris and Mill.   Ironically, tee-totaling Larrabee has a clear view of the 1890s Tontine Saloon on "Devil's Row", in the historic So. Bellingham Post Office building, now occupied by Skylarks. 

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October 15, 2008 Dedication
Brian Griffin, master of ceremonies, speaks to a large gathering which included a number of Larrabee descendents.

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