West Tisbury Grange Hall // 1859

Image courtesy of @MarthasVineyardonisland

Constructed by the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society at the crossroads of the island, this Grange Hall in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard, is the center of agriculture and commerce for the Vineyard. Grange Halls are traditionally where farmers have gathered to learn new agricultural practices, develop strategic business partnerships, and barter for goods and services. The building was the hub of weekly farmers markets for decades and eventually owned by the Vineyard Trust in 1997, being restored soon after. The building is a vernacular Gothic Revival building with decorative bargeboard (gingerbread trim) and full-length porch.

2 thoughts on “West Tisbury Grange Hall // 1859

  1. Gardenlover11 September 18, 2020 / 1:54 pm

    How wonderful!! I must tell a story. When I was a teenager in the ’70s my church group took a bicycling trip to Martha’s Vineyard. We rode 26 miles around the island in 2 days and slept at a student hostel at night. It was such a beautiful place! I have always wanted to return! Maybe someday we can take our daughter’s family to see a unique part of New England. I have so enjoyed your photos of buildings on the island!!


    • Buildings of New England September 18, 2020 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks so much for the comment! It really is a magical place with each town so unique. When on the island, I biked between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown and was amazed by the natural beauty of the island. Everyone must visit MV at least once in their life!

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