31 Conwell Street

This wonderfully odd house seems to have a dune shack quality about it. That’s perfectly fitting since this was the in-town home of one of the most celebrated of the dune dwellers: Jeanne “Frenchie” Chanel (1901-1983), a chanteuse, naïf, “mystic, spiritualist, part bird, part creature of the unknown instincts man has lost,” as Josephine Del Deo described her. Del Deo and her husband, Salvatore, have long used Frenchie’s Shack by arrangement with her daughter, Adrienne Schnell (b 1924). Schnell purchased 31 Conwell in 1973. It is owned today by the Adrienne Schnell Life Estate. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-11-14

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