Dorothy West
On Aug. 26, 1869, the Oak Bluffs Land and Wharf Company, an energetic corporation which had bought up acres of the lovely woods and meadows and shore front stretches of what is now Oak Bluffs, sold one of those lots, 69 Pequot avenue, to Lydia B. Smith of New Bedford.
The Cottagers
Dorothy West
Oak Bluffs town hall
Historic buildings


First constructed as a school in 1938 and expanded in the 1960s to accommodate the demands of democracy, the Oak Bluffs town hall begins its third life Tuesday when it reopens to the public.

Oak Bluffs town hall employees will soon say goodbye to their temporary work trailers and move into the renovated town hall building.


Town administrator Robert Whritenour will leave to take a job as town administrator in Yarmouth, it was announced Wednesday by the Oak Bluffs selectmen.


Oak Bluffs town employees are gearing up for a move into temporary work trailers as the long-awaited town hall renovation project is set to begin early next month.

The Oak Bluffs town hall renovation project has taken another step forward, after selectmen voted Tuesday to hire an owner’s project manager.


After wide-ranging discussion Tuesday, Oak Bluffs selectmen directed their town administrator to seek a new consultant to guide the board in deciding whether to renovate the current town hall or explore other options.