Morgan Woods, Ten Years Later
Alex Elvin

More than 15 years ago, Fred B. Morgan Jr. drove out to Ocean Heights in Edgartown. What he saw helped set in motion the Island’s largest affordable housing development to date.

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Traffic-Stopper
Vineyard Gazette
A traffic-stopper in Edgartown this week has been the corner of Davis Lane and School street where the stately house which was once Davis Academy and is now the summer home of the G. Holmes Perkins family, of Cambridge and Philadelphia, has been emerging in a pale blue manifestation, with white trim.
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If You Think You Hear Bells, Probably You Do
Vineyard Gazette
Passers-by on Davis Lane, Edgartown, who think they hear bells, probably do. Although a casual glance will fail to disclose their presence, their sound is everywhere when the wind blows, hanging on the air like milkweed blown.
 
The bells have been fastened to a tree on the property of G. Holmes Perkins. There are four of them, clustered on one branch, and they carol together when the breezes set the tree in motion. In shape they are somewhat like cow bells, but their size is just right for a calf.
 
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To Buy Knowlton House
Vineyard Gazette
An agreement for the sale of the Knowlton house on Davis Lane at School street, Edgartown, to Mr. and Mrs. G. Holmes Perkins of Cambridge by William Roberts of Edgartown, has been made. Mr. Roberts acquired the house, built by David Davis in 1838, in the summer of 1943, from the estate of the late Miss Cora B. Knowlton. Avery & Company are in charge of the transaction.
 
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Edgartown Town Column
Vineyard Gazette
A brick sidewalk was laid this week along the School street side of the G. Holmes Perkins house on Davis Lane. Phil Dube & Sons were in charge of the work.
 
Mr. and Mrs. Ferris M. Angevin of Glendale, Ohio, arrived on Saturday, spending three days at the Daggett House before opening their Fuller street summer home off White Cat Lane. They will remain for the summer.
 
A son was born on Tuesday at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to Sgt. and Mrs. Wayland S. Fuller.
 
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Still the Same
Bill Eville

Eighteen red stools, a 30-foot counter, menu items written on construction paper hanging on the walls, two pots of hot coffee always humming, one ancient register, cash only — the Dock Street Diner is a place where time has stood still. This is a good thing. It’s like stopping for a bite in your own kitchen, but way better. You don’t have to cook or clean up, and the food is home cooked the way grandma did, fast, no fuss, and with just the right amount of tough love.

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At Town Meeting, Edgartown Votes to Purchase Yellow House
Sara Brown

Edgartown residents voted by a wide margin at their annual town meeting to spend $3 million to buy or take the run-down Yellow House, capping months of discussion over the property.

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Edgartown Addresses Fate of Yellow House
Sara Brown

Edgartown will finally decide whether to take ownership of the run-down Yellow House when voters gather for their annual town meeting Tuesday. A 69-item warrant also features a $34.6 million budget and a range of spending requests.

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Points on the New Hotel
Vineyard Gazette
We take pleasure in printing below a few particulars regarding the new hotel to be erected on Starbuck’s Bluff, Edgartown, the specifications calling for the building’s completion by May 15, 1891. Mr. Cummings, the well-known Troy (N.Y.) architect, drew the plans, and these and the specifications call for a structure which will be attractive, of first-class appointments, and built in the most thorough manner.
 
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The Architectural Treasures of Edgartown Are Recognized by Historic District Listing
Julia Wells

Approximately 500 buildings in downtown Edgartown, most of them wood frame houses of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, are now part of a nationally recognized historic district.

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