With its stout corner tower topped by a wind vane in the form of a sailboat, 14 Garfield is certainly the architectural landmark of this one-block street, named in honor of President James Garfield. It’s a landmark of stability and continuity, too, as the only property on the block that hasn’t changed hands in recent years. It was purchased in 1973 by Robert Paul Silva, a fisherman, carpenter, and property manager; and his wife, Carol Ann (Salvador) Silva, a teacher of Catechism classes and a Eucharistic minister at St. Peter the Apostle.
More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.