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The mission of the Waterfront Historic Area LeaguE (WHALE) is to foster historic preservation and continued use of the city’s architectural heritage to enhance community and economic vitality in New Bedford.

WHALE accomplishes its mission through the restoration and reuse of historic structures for the economic and community development of New Bedford, which provides commercial development and affordable housing to low-and moderate-income individuals and families, promotes arts and culture, and educates on the importance of the historic and architectural culture of New Bedford’s diverse people.

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