#FlashbackFriday with the Historical Society: Early Aerial View of Fairhaven

It’s time again for #FlashbackFriday with the Whitewater Historical Society!

This week’s image features an undated aerial view, which would have been taken before 1970, of one of the senior living facilities in town, Fairhaven. Rev. Dr. Jess H. Norenberg, then superintendent of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference (which later became the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ), was one of the key players in bringing the idea to fruition. Ground was broken on the $1,750,000 project on October 2, 1960, with the first five residents moving in in early 1962. Over the years, the facility has continued to grow, providing an increasing number of services and facilities for the aging.

Join us next week for more from the Whitewater Historical Society collections!

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The Whitewater Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the history of Whitewater and the surrounding area. Be sure to join us next week for more from the Society’s collections. Please “like” us on Facebook, and check out our website at whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org! ​

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