The Dukes County Historical Society has purchased from Edward B. Meyer the lot of land on School street, Edgartown, adjoining the society’s present property. The acquisition will make possible the eventual construction of a fireproof building for the society without marring or destroying the appearance of the present premises which preserve an important bit of the historic town.
The Meyer lot, used as a garden in recent years, was formerly owned by Capt. Manuel V. DeLoura.
The project of a fireproof structure for the historical society has been in view since the present house was occupied, and it has become more important with the many irreplaceable accessions to the society’s collections in recent years. These include old documents, first editions and so on.