National Historic Status

The Tashmoo Spring Pumping Station, built in 1887, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, after much architectural research was completed with the help of grants from the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The quaint brick building at the head of Lake Tashmoo was originally built to provide water to the West Chop community, and then to the whole town of Tisbury as of 1905. No longer in use as the source of Tashmoo Spring Water or town water, the building is being resurrected from ruin through the efforts of many state, local and private grants. When complete, it will be a community building in its idyllic public waterfront setting. Any nonprofit groups interested in this space should write to TSBC, Box 1239, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.