The Island’s only year-round ferry port, Vineyard Haven never closes up shop in the winter as other towns do. Tiny streets radiate from Main and Franklin, built with a mix of Federal, Greek Revival, and Cape Cod—style houses. The William Street historic district runs just off Main Street through the center of town.

 

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71 State Road - Vineyard Haven
Wallace & Co. | Sotheby’s International Realty
A truly spectacular residence with rooms of gracious proportion and grand scale, plentiful natural light, modern amenities, and exquisite craftsmanship in a recent renovation.
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Selectmen to Discuss Possible Purchase of Stone Bank
Louisa Hufstader

Tisbury selectmen will go behind closed doors Tuesday to discuss the possible purchase of the historic stone bank on Main street Vineyard Haven. Owned by Santander, the property is for sale.

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Commission Wrestles With Historic House Dilemma
Noah Asimow
As Stop & Shop mulls redevelopment plans for a new Vineyard Haven store, it wants to demolish the Caleb Prouty House.
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Roof Tiles Returning to Stone Bank in Vineyard Haven
Louisa Hufstader

Three years after its Spanish-style tile roof was replaced with red asphalt shingles, the 1905 stone bank on Main street in Vineyard Haven is getting its original look back.

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MVC Approves Mill House Demolition, But at a Cost
Noah Asimow

Capping a lengthy and at times emotional process, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission begrudgingly approved the historic Mill House demolition 13-1 Thursday night.

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MVC Will Review Mill House Retroactively
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will attempt to reconstruct the timeline of the historic Vineyard Haven home that was demolished without prior review early this spring.

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Historic District Keeps Stories Alive
Holly Pretsky
Standing in front of a whaling-era captain’s house in the William street historic district, Harold Chapdelaine explained how he looks at old properties.
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Demolition of Historic House Comes Under Scrutiny
Holly Pretsky

The demolition of a house believed to be one of the oldest homes in Vineyard Haven has stirred shock and confusion.

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Assessors Grant Tax Abatements to Playhouse, MVY Radio
Holly Pretsky

The Tisbury board of assessors has reversed a decision to tax several town nonprofits, board chairman Angela Cywinski confirmed.

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Santander Bank Agrees to Replace Roof Tiles on Stone Building
Holly Pretsky

The historic stone bank in Vineyard Haven is expected to get its clay tiles back. Santander bank has agreed to replace the roof tiles.

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