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Thu, Aug 03



From the Campground to the Copeland District (Tabernacle)

Delve deep into the architectural history of Oak Bluffs cottages.

From the Campground to the Copeland District (Tabernacle)
From the Campground to the Copeland District (Tabernacle)

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2023, 7:00 PM

Tabernacle, Martha's Vineyard, 80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA

About the event

“From the Campground to the Copeland District: A Photographic History of Architectural Imitation and Innovation in Oak Bluffs,” a lecture by Doug Thompson.

This presentation will begin with a review of the distinctive features of Campground cottages and will highlight their several stylistic variants  developed by architect Perez Mason and others. Thompson will illustrate how  these same designs were replicated and expanded in the Copeland District, which  is the section of Oak Bluffs between Circuit Avenue and Nantucket Sound.  A radically new cottage type was developed in the Copeland District during the 1870’s under the supervision of E. P. Carpenter.  The audience will be taken on a then-and-now tour of 20 of these beautiful Copeland cottages.  The presentation will include many vintage photographs that have not previously been shown publicly.

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