3 Kendall Lane

3 Kendall Lane, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.The core of this large house at the corner of Kendall Lane and Bradford Street is a handsome full Cape that Mary-Jo Avellar and Josephine del Deo dated to 1830 in their survey of historical buildings. It was owned in the 1960s by Harriet D. Adams, who conducted a real estate business here, using the address of 257 Bradford Street. Klaus Betten (b 1939), who is also a real estate agent, purchased it in 1976. • Historic District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, cottage • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-02-18

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  1. Harriet Adams owned 3 Kendall Lane from the 1930s until her death, at age 71, in August 1964. She and her husband, Darrow, raised her three daughters there and their one son, Johnny, who died in a car wreck at 17 in 1948.

    Harriet, besides running her real estate business, was a correspondent for The Cape Cod Standard-Times, sold canned goods out of the back of her house, and was well known for her hooked rugs, all of which she did from a wheelchair from 1956 on. She and Nat Halper published a cookbook together in 1940 called Vittles for the Captain.

    She and several East End neighbors fought vigorously to try to stop the Surfside Arms motel [543 Commercial Street] from being built across Kendall Lane in the early 1960s. Although they prevailed in court, the four-story motel, which was built in violation of zoning laws, was already completed and was allowed to stand.

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