Not bad for a hot-dog stand, huh? Because that’s just what this was at one time: the concession pavilion at Herring Cove Beach. Adam Peck (pictured), the artist and architectural designer who owns the Adam Peck Gallery at 137 Commercial, told me in 2013 that the building was moved in 1960 from the seaside to this then-remote location, after which an addition was constructed to the south. He and his wife, the photographer Marian Peck (pictured), bought the property in 2001. Confirming the building’s wonderfully odd provenance, they discovered an old Hires Root Beer sign in what was the attic of the concession stand. The house reflects the couple’s love of art, cooking, Abraham Lincoln, and the sea.
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