MVC Policy Emphasizes Historic Preservation
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has adopted a new demolition policy for historic buildings as it rethinks its role in preserving the diverse architecture of the Island.
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MVC Wrestles With Tisbury Demolition
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission decided Thursday not to review a demolition on Hatch Road in Vineyard Haven, amid wide-ranging discussion about tear-downs.
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MVC Reviews Historic House Demolition
A plan to raze and rebuild a historic house on East Chop Drive will be decided soon by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, after a public hearing closed Thursday night on the demolition project.
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Katama Hangar Ready for Demolition
Noah Asimow

The dilapidated Katama Airfield hanger in Edgartown will be officially demolished over the next two weeks, town administrator James Hagerty informed selectmen at a meeting Tuesday.

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Mill House Teardown Puts Spotlight on Historic Preservation
Noah Asimow

Nearly four months after it was razed, the historic Mill House came before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for review late last week.

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Demolition of Historic House Comes Under Scrutiny
Holly Pretsky

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

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Demolition Begins at Hinckley's Lumber Yard

The loud crunch of a claw excavator cutting into a roof line was in the air Tuesday morning as demolition of the former Hinckley’s lumber yard began.

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MVC Will Review Plan to Demolish Old Edgartown Home
Alex Elvin

Unable to agree on whether a 125-year-old house at the edge of the Edgartown Historic District qualifies as a historic property, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday voted narrowly to review a building demolition proposal at 2 Beach street as a development of regional impact (DRI).

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Historic Seven Gates Farm Barn Demolished
Tom Dunlop

The history of Seven Gates Farm goes back to 1887, and for generations a parade of farmers, shareholders and conservationists have done just about all they could to keep the land and buildings of this enclave looking, working and feeling largely unchanged.

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Left Teetering on Edge, Stonewall Beach Home Is Demolished
Remy Tumin

A small cottage perilously close to the edge at Stonewall Beach in Chilmark has been demolished to prevent it from falling over the cliff, town building inspector Leonard Jason Jr. said Tuesday.

The demolition of the structure, which contains a bedroom, began Monday, Mr. Jason said. By Tuesday afternoon the demolition on Greenhouse Lane was complete. The debris was trucked off to the Edgartown landfill.

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