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© Nancy Richard
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The "gingerbread" cottages in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard are known for their Hansel and Gretel style. (Martha's Vineyard is an island off the coast of Massachusetts.)

The cottages replaced the tents used in the 19th century Methodist movement. They became summer retreats as the small wooden buildings expanded from the campground to a circular pattern around a central meeting area. A Community Ctr. is still in use today.

The cottages survive as historic landmarks and very expensive real estate. This small retreat was all decked out for a candlelight weekend.

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  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (10 Feb 2009):

    OMG! Curb appeal gone wild!! Colorful shot!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard said (11 Feb 2009):

    Thanks for the youtube link, Rob. I didn't know that Frankie Avalon had ever recorded that song. Must be late 50's?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    A wonderful shot!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (28 Mar 2009):

    Back to vote again!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (12 Apr 2009):

    Lovely cottage! All the adornments, colors, flowers, etc. are unique and beautiful. Voting yeah.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    Great photo -- voted!

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