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Woodbox Inn, 29 Fair Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA



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Location
29 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MA-1307
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N714).
Building/structure dates: 1931 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1709 initial construction
Significance: The Woodbox Inn was constructed c. 1709 as a residence for the George Bunker family. The structure was originally a story and one half saltbox. An early addition converted the saltbox into a two and one half story half house. The house evolved into a connected double half house through a subsequent addition. The building has been frequently altered over time, first to accommodate the growth of the Bunker family then later, in 1931, as it was converted for use as an inn and restaurant. The structure provides an opportunity to see the changing attitudes towards the preservation issues of adaptive use, recreation of period details and rehabilitation.

Subjects
Food Industry
Recreation
Houses


Related Names
Bunker, George
Chang, Hsiao-Yun, Delineator
Hoehn, Carol, Delineator
Ruffner, Cynthia, Delineator
Scharnagl, Lynda, Delineator
Skrelunas, Martin, Delineator
Taylor, Brooke, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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