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Oak Bluffs

History Week Lecture Series - From the Campground to the Copeland District

From the Campground to the Copeland District: A Photographic History of Architectural Imitation and Innovation in Oak Bluffs. Presented by Doug Thompson

History Week Lecture Series - From the Campground to the Copeland District
History Week Lecture Series - From the Campground to the Copeland District

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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

About the event

This extensively illustrated 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. Mr. 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. Mr. Thompson will also describe a radically new cottage type that 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 75-minute presentation will present many vintage photographs that have not previously been published or shown publicly.

Doug Thompson was born on the Vineyard and currently divides his time between Portland, Maine, and his seasonal Campground cottage on Trinity Park in Oak Bluffs.

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