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Historical Commission Agenda 02/21/17
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

  • Meeting minutes:  Review November 15, 2016 meeting minutes.
  • David Damroth:  Review proposed renovations and the addition of a bedroom and kitchen to the historic farmhouse at 4 Austin Pasture; Map 33 Lot 85.
Town Master Plan historic resource # 28:  Simon Vincent-Austin-Stange-Sands house, opposite # 27i c. 1770-80.  One of the last sheep farms at Quitsa.  There is a presumed dolmen (called locally a “cromlech) on the property (#18, 21).  Original central chimney replaced by two small stacks in 19th century.  Now a transverse stair hall.

  • Mid-20th century houses:  Review the Assessors list of houses built in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Guest Speaker at the Library:  Thanks to John Flender, the Historical Commission has the opportunity to sponsor a lecture given by David Foster about his new book documenting the ecological history of the island titled: “A Meeting of Land and Sea”.
David is the director of the Harvard forest, an internationally renowned expert on long-term ecological study and a summer resident in West Tisbury.

  • Correspondence:
Alex Bushe (film on Nomansland).

Peter Josephs.

  • Other old business or new business.
  • Next Meeting:   Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 4:00 PM.
Architect Chuck Sullivan:  Review renovation designs and the addition of a mud room to the historic house located at 16 South Road; Map 11 Lot 20.

Town Master Plan historic resource # 90:    Jared Vincent-Norton house, c. 1887, South Road near West Tisbury line.

The property also has an historic barn:   No work is proposed for the barn.
Town Master Plan historic resource # 41:  McCollum-Norton Barn:  South Road near West Tisbury line; c. 1800.  Original a “salt box,” with later additions.  Moved back from roadside, converted to a barn.  

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