18 Pleasant Street

Frances Raymond, "They Also Faced the Sea," Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
18 Pleasant Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.You know the face of Frances (Perry) Raymond very well. You may not think you know her, but you’ve seen her dozens of times — perhaps hundreds. Hers is the northernmost face of They Also Faced the Sea on Fisherman’s Wharf, by Ewa Nogiec and Norma Holt. Mrs. Raymond (1905-2009) lived here after the death in 1956 of her husband, Frank Raymond. Together, they had run Skipper Raymond’s Cottages, 27 Bradford Street. Born in Provincetown, Mrs. Raymond was the daughter of Joseph J. and Mary (Medeiros) Perry.

Mrs. Raymond served as Provincetown’s chief telephone operator, at 100 Bradford Street, until April 1966, when New England Telephone moved the town over to a dial system. She was awarded the Boston Post Cane in recognition of her standing as Provincetown’s oldest citizen and died at Seashore Point in her 104th year. • MapHistoric District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, garage • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-07-04

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