29 Alden to 124 Alden

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Building Provincetown 2020 will include every habitable structure in town, plus dozens that no longer exist; and hundreds of vessels, past and present. I’m now preparing an outline of brief narrative entries accompanied by thumbnail photos. When that’s finished, I’ll go back and expand each entry with longer stories, readers’ comments, image galleries, and web links to other historical resources.

16 Alden to 28 Alden

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Building Provincetown 2020 will include every habitable structure in town, plus dozens that no longer exist; and hundreds of vessels, past and present. I’m now preparing an outline of brief narrative entries accompanied by thumbnail photos. When that’s finished, I’ll go back and expand each entry with longer stories, readers’ comments, image galleries, and web links to other historical resources.

5 Alden to 15 Alden

Building Provincetown 2020, which will be completed by the 400th anniversary, will include every habitable structure in town, plus dozens that no longer exist; with hundreds of vessels, past and present.

I’m preparing a brief entry and single thumbnail photo for every address, from Alden Street to Young’s Court. Once that’s finished, around the end of 2017, I’ll go back and fill in the narrative and image gallery for each building or boat, and add web links to other historical resources. Your help and comments are welcome.

Once or twice a week, I’ll let you know about new entries.

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Josephine Del Deo (1925-2016)

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Josephine Del Deo was a writer, poet and Muse of True History (to quote Harry Kemp); guardian of the Province Lands, the historical ensemble of Provincetown, the dune shacks and the Center Methodist Church; wife of Sal and mother of Giovanna and Romolo Del Deo; and an early, steady friend of Building Provincetown.

Here they are at home on Atkins-Mayo Road.

And here they are out at Frenchie’s shack.

This is her obituary in The New York Times.

It is hard to imagine Provincetown without Josephine, but I suppose we’ll have to.

As often as I come to here, to the end of it,
Sinking down sunset;
Winging my heart’s passage with the gull,
homeward,
As often do I rediscover heaven.