The Mitchell House, built 1790.  Photograph courtesy of the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association.

Join Us through Four Centuries: A Collaborative Four Centuries Domestic Walking Tour

For several years now, I have collaborated with the Nantucket Preservation Trust and the Nantucket Historical Association on presenting a

Holiday Package! Neighborhood Book Series

Here's a great holiday gift for anyone interested in Nantucket's history, preservation or the stories behind our historic buildings.  The Neighborhood Book Series was created to serve as a reminder that the stories of a house and the people who lived there must be told if we are to understand and preserve Nantucket's historic resources. 

Old fireplace on Milk Street Nantucket

Restoring Your Old House

Nantucket’s historic buildings are the defining elements of our community. They provide us with a sense of place and a

Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Meeting House

A Five-Year Journey of Architectural Discovery

This Saturday, May 24, at 4pm, David Barham, architect, will engage lucky listeners with an illustrated account of the five-year

Moore loft at Sans Souci Siasconset, MA


In vacation houses bedrooms are for sleeping or reading in bed (or whatever else you do in bed)

Finders Keepers, part 2

Before the motor vehicle inspection station occupied its new digs on the Polpis Road it was hidden mid-island, up, over

Old growth wood in San Souci, Siasconset, MA

Finders Keepers

In Shimmo, where my parents had a house for thirty years, only one of our neighbors was smart

Pochick Street, Siasconset, in the early 20th Century

The Magic of Small

At the end of the 19th century, the ‘Sconset developer Edward Underhill believed in the power of small. 

Off Centre, The Wesco Acre Lots

Off Centre:  the Wesco Acre Lots, is a history of Nantucket's earliest subdivision.  Laid out in 1678 the lots are bounded by what are now Liberty, Hussey, Quince and India Streets.  Off Centre presents detailed research illustrated with historic images and maps.  A must for the connoisseur of Nantucket architecture and history.

Paperback, 8"x8", 113pp, 2010.

$30 including shipping.

The Nantucket Preservation Trust is the only island organization celebrating Nantucket's storied architecture.


Nantucket Preservation Trust--help preserve our storied historic architecture

55 Main Street, 3rd floor PO Box 158
02554 Nantucket, MA
Phone: 508-228-1387
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The Nantucket Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization whose focus is on the historic architecture of Nantucket.

To raise community awareness about Nantucket’s historic architectural heritage and to provide the preservation resources to promote historic preservation activity.

Nantucket’s historic architecture is a unique and valuable asset that is a very important part of what makes the island special.

To preserve our architectural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.

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