Est. Mortgage: $/month
MLS Number 30455
- Square Feet 2132
- Bedrooms 4
- Bathroom 2
- Acreage 0.13
Heart of Edgartown - Here is the opportunity to purchase a landmark historic home in the heart of the Village. Create an updated in-town oasis with authentic old-world charm. This property is surprisingly secluded given its setting in the epicenter of the Historic District. Originally built in 1836, the property is filled with charm. In addition, the home's interior spaces are more reflective of modern living than many homes from this era. There are high ceilings throughout the first floor living room, kitchen and grand dining room. The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. A stairway to the attic reveals a space that will showcase a delightful view over the rooftops of the Village and the steeple of the Federated Church nearby.
Some of the History:............The Davis Academy at 49 Davis Lane was built in 1836 when its owner, David Davis, was 33 years old. A pillar of Edgartown society, Davis was a lawyer, state legislator, and the tax collector for the town. He was also very community-minded, a quality well demonstrated by his founding of the Edgartown Lyceum in his house. This was a debating society whose founding principle was "the improvement of the intellect and cultivation of faculties by which mind can communicate with mind." Davis was the most spirited debater of the initial seven founding members. Their debates took place in what is now the dining room of 49 Davis Lane. Several of their debate topics were:
The Lyceum movement was a national phenomenon in the mid-19th century, but most prominent in New England and the mid-West. Over the years participants included Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan B. Anthony, and Henry Thoreau. The Edgartown Lyceum, under David Davis's guidance, existed between 1837-1853 and was re-established in 1876-1890.
Listed by Wallace & Co. Sotheby's