Originally named Cottage City, the symbol of Oak Bluffs is an area steps from Circuit Avenue marked by circles of brightly colored gingerbread cottages. The cottages, built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, replaced tents used during religious revivals. Today the area is owned and managed by the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association. The Tabernacle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Pretty in Pink; Gingerbread Cottage Keeps Colorful Tradition Intact
Maia Coleman

The house at 25 Butler avenue in Oak Bluffs, a gingerbread cottage familiarly known as the Pink House, is beginning a new era.

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