3 Nickerson Street

3 Nickerson Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

3 Nickerson Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

"After the Storm," by John  Whorf, from Gregory Craig.

“After the Storm,” by John Whorf, from Gregory Craig.

Originally part of Jonathan Nickerson’s salt works, this lot was sold in 1858 to Elijah Doane, who moved a three-quarter Cape and a store from Long Point to create a full Cape on a common brick foundation, said Gregory Craig, a former owner. Frederick Judd Waugh owned the house and named it Colinette, a reference to the Channel Islands, said Amy Whorf McGuiggan. Norman Rockwell, who first came to Provincetown around 1918 to study with Charles Hawthorne, was a tenant in 1934 with his wife Mary and their son Jarvis. While in town, Rockwell spent time with the artist Fred Hildebrandt, his friend, model, and aide-de-camp. That year, the artist John Whorf and his family rented the house when they relocated from Boston.


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