Edgartown historic district

Debate Heats Up Over Edgartown Historic District Expansion

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.

Plan to Expand Edgartown Historic District Gains Support

A future plan to expand the boundaries of the Edgartown historic district saw general support at a public hearing this week.

In Early Survey, Edgartown Residents Favor Historic District Expansion

A majority of Edgartown homeowners who were polled about a possible expansion of the historic district said they’d like their properties to be included. Surveys were mailed in February. Public hearings are planned for this summer.

Edgartown Mulls Historic District Expansion

The Edgartown historic commission is beginning to test public support for an expansion of the town historic district. A survey has been mailed to 284 people who own property in an area marked for possible inclusion in the district, which would more than double if lines are redrawn as proposed.

Market Planned for Edgartown Pent House

A historic downtown Edgartown property that housed a women’s clothing store for nearly three decades has been sold. The new owners said they plan to open a year-round pedestrian food market there sometime this summer.
Chris Scott

Trust’s Christopher Scott Wins Prestigious Preservation Award

The buzz in the basement of the Old Whaling Church on Friday afternoon came from the members of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, gathered for their annual meeting and luncheon. But the main topic of conversation was unbeknownst to a key member of the group. In honor of Christopher Scott’s 20th year as executive director, the Edgartown selectmen and the Edgartown historic district commission presented Mr. Scott with the Edgartown historic district preservation award.

South Water Street Building Approved for Demolition

The Edgartown historic district commission Tuesday approved the demolition of a South Water street building, making way for plans for a new mixed-use building on the site.


The Edgartown historic district commission Tuesday approved the demolition of a South Water street building, making way for plans for a new mixed-use building on the site.

The commission approved Eugene Courtney’s application to demolish the current building at 6 South Water street, which is about 70 years old and has insect and fungus rot, Mr. Courtney said.

Edgartown Historic District Reviewed

The Edgartown historic district commission took the first formal step Monday toward expanding the town’s historic district.

At their regular meeting, the selectmen approved the commission’s request to begin drawing up new boundaries for the oddly shaped district that leaves parts of downtown Edgartown outside of its boundaries.

The district should be “more concise,” James Cisek, chairman of the commission, told the board.

Steps Begin to Expand Historic District

Reacting to the pending demolition of an early 20th century bungalow, the Edgartown historic district commission began discussing the possible expansion of the historic district this week.

The Morse street bungalow, slated to be torn down and replaced with a three-bay garage, sits just outside the historic district.

Edgartown Board Mulls Historic District

The Edgartown historic district should be expanded, the town selectmen said this week, reigniting a debate over how to expand the district to encompass more of the downtown area.

“I would like to encourage [the historic district commission] to move on something like that, I hope the selectmen would be in support of putting something together,” said selectman Michael Donaroma at the weekly board meeting Monday. “I’m all for it.”