Homeowners Withdraw Plan to Demolish Historic House
Facing a possible denial by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the owners of a historic home on Indian Hill in West Tisbury have withdrawn their application to demolish the house
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Historic Home Demolition on Indian Hill Under Review
Old farmhouses and their place in the architectural history of the Island were a topic for discussion when a hearing opened on a plan to demolish a crumbling house in West Tisbury.
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Homeowners Revise Historic Demolition Plan in Oak Bluffs
A historic home demolition project in Oak Bluffs remains undecided after the Martha’s Vineyard Commission agreed to reopen the written record on the plan.
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MVC Allows Demolition of Old House in East Chop Highlands
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission cleared the way late last week for the demolition of a historic house overlooking East Chop Drive, unanimously approving the plan to raze 19 Mill Square Road.
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Historic Home Demolitions Are on the Rise
Home demolitions — in particular historic home demolitions — have flooded local review authorities in recent months, testing historic commissions, architects and homeowners.
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MVC Allows Cottage Demolition in Oak Bluffs
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a project to tear down a historic summer cottage in East Chop, weighing the benefits of responsible rebuilding against the loss of history.
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MVC Weighs Demolition of Historic House in East Chop
Plans to tear down a historic East Chop home forced neighbors and historic planners to weigh concerns about increasing home demolitions.
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Cottagers Acquire an Old Town Hall and Many Annals of Old Cottage City and Oak Bluffs
On Aug. 26, 1869, the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company, an energetic corporation which had bought up acres of the lovely woods and meadows and shore front stretches of what is now Oak Bluffs, sold one of those lots, 69 Pequot avenue, to Lydia B. Smith of New Bedford.
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Owners of Historic Home Withdraw Application to Demolish
Homeowners Steve and Ellie Wise will withdraw their application to demolish a house at 189 Katama Road.
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Old Landmarks

Among the old landmarks of Vineyard Haven, the most interesting one is the old mill; first built “up island,” then moved to Edgartown, and finally to Vineyard Haven to the spot where Association Hall now stands. Later, it was purchased by Dea. Tristram Luce and moved to the land where Capt. Owen Tilton’s house now stands. In 1883 it was purchased by Col. Carey and retained its individuality till 1886, when Major Carey had it moved to its present position; and it’s now a component part of the Major’s cottage, - and the old mill has lost its identity.

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