In my extensive
brain rot research concerning Victorian/Queen Anne style porches, trim, gingerbread etc. I came across the Martha’s Vineyard Camp-Meeting Association. The founders of this area in the town of Oak Bluffs, MA were Methodists and the first outdoor camp-meeting took place in 1835.
According to history, it was a happening meeting because the congregation grew large and fast.
At first people were pitching tents in the oak grove and then later bought individual plots to put their tents on.
Finally in the 1860s-1870s folks started building these little gingerbread cottages, Victorian/Queen Anne style homes packed tightly together. By the end of construction, 500 had been built.
Today 300 still stand. Check out these prime examples of the Oak Bluffs Gingerbread Cottages
Flash forward, they are coastal rentals and a tourist attraction.
Hutker Architects did an overhaul of one the cottages and it is pretty freakin’ great.
The stairwell in the house that we will hopefully move in to is very similar to the one below. Funsies!
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