On the island of Martha’s Vineyard – in the town of Oak Bluffs– in the Methodist Campground – is Trinity Circle and Trinity Park.
Sharing Trinity Park for 133 years are the Tabernacle (erected in 1879) and Trinity Methodist Church (built in 1878).
Both have undergone major changes.
A look inside the Tabernacle and Trinity Methodist Church.
Looking at the Tabernacle from inside Trinity Methodist Church… I love this picture.
Trinity Park is a perfect place to enjoy some quiet time… to indulge in some contemplation, read, maybe snooze, enjoy a game of catch, or wander around with a camera.
According to the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Assn. website:
“The original layout of Wesleyan Grove was a simple formation of a circle enclosing the preaching area and the society or church tents. In 1859 a road, now known as Trinity Circle, was built which encircled that area. In 1864, the Association purchased the 26 acres it had been renting. As the area continued to expand (additional grounds were purchased in 1866), it developed in a radial-concentric pattern which was little used in America at that time. Paths radiating from Trinity Circle led to smaller circles where large groups of tents had been located – County Park (Wesleyan Grove), Forest Circle, Washington Park (Victorian Park), Cottage Park Avenue (Cottage Park), Crystal Park (Vincent Park), Washington Avenue (Butler Avenue), Rural Circle and Clinton Avenue, which, at one time, had been the main entrance to the Campground. The smaller circles, some surrounded by larger circles, had small paths radiating from them leading to other circles or parks. The method of the grounds layout was an additive one of discrete neighborhood units, each built around small various shaped parks. Some street and park names (current names are in the brackets) have been changed for various reasons over the years”.
Here are some links:
Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Assn. website
January 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
Wow and wow. You are living in a Paradise, so beautiful photos You are presenting. There is a little bit coincidence with Your lovely post and with mine. I am presenting two churches in my today’s post. One is very old wooden church.
January 20, 2012 at 11:53 am
beautiful……you write so visually…..i’m there with you!!!!!