Legislators Stay at New Kelley House in Inn’s Old Tradition
Vineyard Gazette
One of the best known traditions of the old Kelley House at Edgartown was its semi-annual entertainment of the Justice of the Superior Court and his suite on the occasion of the sittings of the court in and for the County of Dukes County at Edgartown. The sittings used to fall in April and September, and many stories are still told of Bill Kelley and how, on occasion, he took the judge on a tour of Chappaquiddick while the court stood in recess.
 
For many years the house opened in time for the spring sitting and closed after the fall sitting.
 
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Vineyard House
Vineyard Gazette

This commodious hotel is now open to the public. The proprietor, Mr. Joseph Kelley, is a gentleman every way worthy of the confidence of visitors, and one who will spare no pains to make his patrons comfortable, and so well pleased as to desire to prolong their stay. We trust the “Vineyard” may be prospered under this new administration.

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Metropolitan Sold
Vineyard Gazette
Sale of the Metropolitan Hotel property, Oak Bluffs, which was largely destroyed by fire some weeks ago, was announced on Tuesday by Rodney D. Marks, former owner, who said that the property has been purchased by Krikor (Jerry) Barmakian, former restaurant proprietor, also of Oak Bluffs. Mr. Barmakian left the Island on Tuesday morning, to be gone for several days, and thus cou1d not be located, but Mr.
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Island Hotels Change Hands at a Steady Clip
Noah Asimow

From the grande dame Harbor View Hotel Edgartown to the pastoral Lambert’s Cove Inn in West Tisbury, more than half a dozen hotels changed ownership on Martha’s Vineyard last year.

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Advance Bookings Point to Busy Summer Season
Landry Harlan
Early signs suggest another busy summer season with strong advance ferry reservations and a surge of hotel and rental bookings.
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Edgartown Inn Is Sold for $5 Million
Noah Asimow
The historic Edgartown Inn was sold to Milton-based real-estate investor and hotelier Charles C. Hajjar for $5 million.
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Mansion House Sold
Vineyard Gazette
The Mansion House, Vineyard Haven, has been sold to George H. Heeley of Providence, R. I., through the real estate office of Henry V. Sanders of New Bedford.
 
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Clarion Inn Is Sold for $8 Million
Holly Pretsky

The inn on Upper Main street in Edgartown changed hands late last week for $8 million. The sellers are longtime owners James and Deborah Carter.

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On the North Shore
Vineyard Gazette
Makoniky Inn, is the name of the new hotel to be erected on that portion of the Island locally known as Makoniky heights. The architects of this structure are Messrs. McKenzie & Smith of 50 Bromfield street, Boston.
 
The dimensions of the whole building is 96 1-2 feet in length, 63 feet wide at the dining room end and 37 feet at the side where the reception rooms are located. A piazza 10 feet in width extends nearly around the building.
 
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Guests, in Night Panic, Fled from Makoniky Hotel
Vineyard Gazette
Vale of Disappointments - so might be called the beautiful spot which is known by the name of Makoniky today, for nowhere on the Vineyard is any place where such a number of enterprises have been established only to fail.
 
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