Historic buildings

Federated Church Prevails in Intricate Case Over Parsonage

The Federated Church in Edgartown won a legal victory this week in a knotty case over its ownership of the South Water street parsonage that was willed to the church more than 60 years ago.

Commission Wrestles With Historic House Dilemma

As Stop & Shop mulls redevelopment plans for a new Vineyard Haven store, it wants to demolish the Caleb Prouty House.

Demolition of Historic House Comes Under Scrutiny

The demolition of a house believed to be one of the oldest homes in Vineyard Haven has stirred shock and confusion.

Through the Years of the Vineyard Trust

The history of the Vineyard Trust comes to life this week on the Time Machine, the Gazette’s online display of Vineyard history.

Historic Davis Lane House Began Life as a Private School

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.

History of a Home Lies in Family Ties and Talent

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.

Edgartown Pursues Plan to Rescue Yellow House on Main Street

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.

From Sengie to Cooke Street

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

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.

On the Front Porch of History: Old Houses Are Growing Center of Attention

Around the Island, where some towns showcase three centuries of architectural history, historic preservation is a topic for discussion and debate.