For most of the 20th century, this Greek Revival-style house belonged to John Cabral, a fisherman from São Miguel in the Azores; his wife, Julia (Correiro) Cabral, who was also Azorean by birth; their son, Ernest; and his wife, Mary. She sold the home in 1987 to Patrick Calkins, proprietor of the Beaconlite Guest House next door. For a decade, both No. 12 and No. 16 were part of the Beaconlite complex. This property, with an unusual octagonal pavilion, was spun off in 1987 as Bayberry Accommodations, which is still run by the Calkins family.
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