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.

 

Downtown/Historic District in the News

Main Street Vineyard Haven Redecorates

Vineyard Haven: Sights and Sounds of a Town Awakening

What's in a Name?

A Main Street Staple for 28 Years, Bramhall & Dunn to Close

No Reservations on Art of Picnicking

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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In-Town Vineyard Haven
Karen M. Overtoom Real Estate

This lovely antique home is located close to town, ferry and shops. It is nicely sited on over a 1/2 acre parcel that the owner has sub-divided so that there is an extra building site for future expansion, family or investment. This home has had many updates that include new windows, new roof, new Buderus Boiler and Roth oil tank, new solar panels for hot water and electric that actually generate far more surplus hours than needed.

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