60 West Franklin Street

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
Chaim Gross. Inside Provincetown. Vol. 1, No. 1. Copyright © 1966 by the Fischer Publishing Company. Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Collection).Those Tourists in front of the Public Library may be the town’s most beloved public sculpture. The artist, Chaim Gross (1904-1991), created all manner of beguiling works in a career that spanned seven decades — “jugglers, tumblers, dancers, mothers playing with children and other happy, lively figures.” (John T. McQuiston, “Chaim Gross, 87, Wood Sculptor Of Exuberant Human Forms, Dies,” The New York Times, 7 May 1991.) As significant a figure as he was, Gross was not the first artist on this magnificent hilltop. George Elmer Browne ran his school of art here in the early 20th century. Gross and his wife, Renee, bought the property in 1951. It still belongs to their daughter, the artist Miriam L. “Mimi” Gross (b 1940). Balance of the entry to be written.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (1976), by Josephine Del Deo. Massachusetts Historical Commission Inventory, 1973-1977: Provincetown's West End. Courtesy of the Provincetown Public Library.

 

"Tourists," by Chaim Gross, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap."Side Street, Provincetown, Mass.," by Chaim Gross. Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Town Art Collection).

 

"Fishermen, Provincetown," by Chaim Gross. Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Town Art Collection).

 

"Dancing Mother," by Chaim Gross, Provincetown (2009), by David W. Dunlap."Dancing Mother," by Chaim Gross, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (1976), by Josephine Del Deo. Massachusetts Historical Commission Inventory, 1973-1977: Provincetown's West End. Courtesy of the Provincetown Public Library.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

60 West Franklin Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.

 

One thought on “60 West Franklin Street

  1. I have a postcard from John R. Smith to Mary E. Ellis asking her to come to his house on Monday, posted in May 1906. On the address side under her name is Town (because it is sent from within the same town) and also written on the lower left corner is ‘Hill View’. That must have been the name of the house.

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