Co-Creative Center

Co-Creative Center

Now in Phase II of its development, the Co-Creative Center will be a 10,000 square-foot development that will foster New Bedford’s creative economy. Located on 139/141 Union St, this abandoned…

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Neighborhood Restoration: 149 Allen St.

Neighborhood Restoration: 149 Allen St.

Through our Neighborhood Restoration Program, WHALE acquires and restores historic house foreclosures to redevelop them as affordable housing. The latest project, 149 Allen St., will be renovated and sold to…

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Tom Lopes Gateway Park

Tom Lopes Gateway Park

WHALE’s original intention was to restore a historic Victorian house that graced Washington Square, however, the building was lost due to arson and had to be razed.  Because the site…

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Howland House

Howland House

In January 2005, a three-alarm fire ravaged the 1834 John Howland Jr. House located at 38 South Sixth Street in New Bedford, just south of downtown. For five years, the…

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Seamen’s Bethel And Mariners’ Home

Seamen’s Bethel and Mariners’ Home

Aimed at restoring and preserving two of the city’s most iconic buildings, the Waterfront Historic Area League and the New Bedford Port Society and have joined forces to collaborate on the restoration of the Historic…

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First Baptist Church: Home Of “Robert’s Rules Of Order”

First Baptist Church: Home of "Robert's Rules of Order"

The restoration of the First Baptist Church will provide an elegant venue for a collaborative community theatre while retaining a home for the congregation. The project is a national model in…

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