8 Soper Street

8 Soper Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

8 Soper Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Timothy O'Connor, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Timothy O’Connor, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

John Michael Gray, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

John Michael Gray, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Matching twig fans on the side of No. 8 should give you a pretty good clue as to who lives here: the Hat Sisters, Timothy O’Connor (left) and John Michael Gray (right), whose matching, two-of-a-kind, and always fabulously over-the-top millinery has made them the most instantly recognizable couple at public events in town for 30 years. O’Connor and Gray split their time between the West End of Provincetown and the South End of Boston. Many of their appearances are connected with charitable or benevolent causes. In the parade honoring the centenary of the Pilgrim Monument in 2010, shown above, they came attired as two of the Three Sisters lighthouses in Eastham.


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One thought on “8 Soper Street

  1. From 1975 to 2017 James R Regan had used the house first as a rental, then second home for 42 years. He made two condominiums from the house in 2007 of which O’Connor and Gray has purchased unit 2 of the building. It was sold in 2017 for $740,000.

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