In 1990, a year after Gov. Michael S. Dukakis appointed him as the first openly gay judge in Massachusetts, Dermot Meagher (pictured) bought this comfortable 1920s house, which he calls the Dermotage. He studied at Harvard, Boston College Law School, the Provincetown Art Association, and Fine Arts Work Center. Since retiring from the Boston Municipal Court in 2007, he has published Judge Sentences: Tales From the Bench, Lyons and Tigers and Bears, Lyons at the Gate, and the new Provincetown Drawings. His artwork is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery. Previous owners of this house included Warren Roderick, who ran the Paige Brothers Garage, and Dr. H. LeBaron Stalker, a dentist, who was so old-fashioned that he did not administer anesthesia. As much screaming may have come from No. 24 as from the high school next door.
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