4 Duncan Lane

4 Duncan Lane, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

4 Duncan Lane, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

Deborah and Dennis Minsky, by Tony Hodgin.

Deborah and Dennis Minsky, by Tony Hodgin.

Harlow Lewis, an engineer at the firm of Voorhees, Walker, and his wife, Marjorie (Hamilton) Lewis, moved to town in the early 1940s. When their granddaughter Deborah was at California State University in Long Beach, at the west end of old Route 6, her mind was 3,652 miles away, as her master’s thesis, Provincetown: A Sense of Place, made plain. She and her husband Dennis Minsky (both pictured) bought this house in 1972. It was built in 1929-1930 without an attic, basement or closets. She is a former director of the Truro Historical Society and a contributor to The Banner. He is the chairman of the Conservation Commission. Their extended town family reaches into the fifth generation.


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