Bellingham's "South Side"
 

Buildings were erected at a rapid pace during the boom years of 1890-1892, and then came to a halt with the onset of the big depression of 1893.  After a period of slow growth beginning in 1900, followed by consolidation with the town of Whatcom in 1903, the town of Fairhaven became the "south side” of the city of Bellingham.
 
National Register of Historic Places
 
 In 1977, Fairhaven was designated a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places with 14 buildings of primary historical significance and 3 buildings of secondary significance.