Historic Davis Lane House Began Life as a Private School
Mary Jane Carpenter
The Reston family recently ended almost 50 years of ownership of the iconic house at the corner of Davis Lane and School street in Edgartown.
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Edgartown Mansion Will Be Preserved
Vineyard Gazette
An agreement to sell Edgartown’s handsome Dr. Daniel Fisher house on Main street, built in 1840 for that great whaling era figure, has been reached between Island Properties, who president is Dr. Alvin M. Strock, its owner for the past seven years, and a newly formed nonprofit corporation, the Daniel Fisher Corporation.
 
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History of a Home Lies in Family Ties and Talent
Mary Jane Carpenter
As readers may have noticed, I am often attracted to unusual houses. The house at 32 Planting Field Way in Edgartown is certainly unusual for the Vineyard.
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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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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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The Grand Old Lady of Ocean Avenue
Chris Burrell
It’s been called the flagship of Ocean avenue. When it was originally built in 1891, it belonged to Philip Corbin, a manufacturer of household hardware and locks from New Britain. Conn., who got his start as a locksmith apprentice and grew his business until it employed 15,000 people.
 
His house was a Queen Anne man­sion, three stories tall and with eight bedrooms. It was a sign of the changes taking place, the transformation of a re­ligious retreat called Cottage City into a full-fledged resort called Oak Bluffs.
 
Not surprisingly. Mr.
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Edgartown Pursues Plan to Rescue Yellow House on Main Street
Sara Brown

Edgartown voters may be asked to decide this spring to spend $3 million to buy the so-called Yellow House, a run-down property on Main street owned by the Hall family.

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From Sengie to Cooke Street
Mary Jane Carpenter

I have seen many people, both residents and tourists, checking out the excavation at 37 Cooke Street.

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Mattakeset Lodge
The Vineyard Gazette

I have returned, myself and one or two more of us, as well as a number of others who are not “of us.” The first thing of course, on arriving, was to secure a good room, and I rather plume myself on having gotten one of the best in the hotel, of which, by the way, I will attempt a brief description. The building is situated on the bluff at the head of the landing, and is about 125 feet front in the whole.

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Debate Heats Up Over Edgartown Historic District Expansion
Alex Elvin

Picking up on efforts that began more than 40 years ago, Edgartown voters will decide next week whether to more than double the size of their historic district, which includes about 250 homes in the heart of the village.

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