25 Pearl Street

25 Pearl Street, Provincetown (2011, 2012), by David W. Dunlap. 
25 Pearl Street, Provincetown (2010), by David W. Dunlap.Eva M. Francis (b 1899) lived in this house, constructed in the mid-19th century, beginning in 1954, when she and her husband, Raymond Y. Francis (1903-1976), an employee of the Water Department, bought it from S. Osborn Ball. Listed in the annual residents roster as a “housewife,” Mrs. Francis took on such vital volunteer tasks as transforming 100 pounds of old sheets and pillow cases at a time into bed pads for use at the Cape End Manor. She sold the property in 1981 to the artist Peter B. Coes (b 1946) and his wife, Linda L. Coes (b 1945). Among Coes’s paintings is Rapunsel, set in the tower of the Lancy house at 230 Commercial Street. The Coes family sold the house in 1999 and moved to Cummaquid. • Historic District SurveyAssessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-06-09

One thought on “25 Pearl Street

  1. This is the house I grew up in! I have so many memories… most powerfully the nighttime smells of my mother’s roses and the privet hedge.
    Once, when digging trails for toy trucks in the shoulder width space between the house and the elevated back yard, I found a rusted toy gun. It had belonged to our rotund postman, who grew up at 25 Pearl.

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