19 Court Street

Michael Perry Massage

Standing near the top of Pumpkin Hollow, 19 Court Street has a commanding presence. It was constructed around 1850. Joseph Enos, a grocer, owned the house in the early 20th century. Natalie G. Patrick (b ±1909) and her husband, William (b ±1896), bought the property from Teresa M. and Anthony J. Alves in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. Natalie Patrick was appointed assistant librarian of Provincetown in 1957 and then the town’s chief librarian in 1966, succeeding Marion B. Haymaker. Besides running the Public Library, 330 Commercial Street, Patrick also wrote a weekly column, “At the Library,” in The Advocate.

The Patrick family owned 19 Court Street until 1997. The property was acquired in 2004 by Michael J. Perry (b 1964), a massage therapist from South Portland, Me., who had studied at the New Hampshire Institute of Therapeutic Arts in Bridgton, Me., and in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He retained the architect Neil Kimball to design his massage studio in 2005. • Historic District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, out building • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-11-28



2 thoughts on “19 Court Street

  1. Natalie Patrick was Jessica Lema’s sister, who lived close by. Both women were well educated and very intelligent; Natalie graduating from Boston University and Jessica from art school.

    I believe you visited with Jessica, a charming and beautiful woman who was painting well into her 90s at her relatively unspoiled Cape. She moved to a facility in the South to be near her daughter and recently passed away. Her lovely home is for sale.

    Both women made important contributions to the life of Provincetown — one of the most significant being the fact that they were college educated. Great role models for all!

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