Like the abutting 4 Fishburn Court, No. 6 is actually part of the Fine Arts Work Center campus at 24 Pearl Street. This full Cape was constructed in the mid-19th century. It was home in the mid-1950s to Manuel Reis (±1890-1958), a deep-sea fisherman who had been born in Olhao, Portugal, and his wife, Mary. Arthur Duarte (b 1902) and Mary Duarte (b 1902) were living here in the early 1980s.
Arthur’s great-grand-nephew, Raymond Duarte, sold the property to the center in 1987. The center demolished an existing cottage at the rear of the parcel and replaced it with a two-family residence. Part of the cottage was moved across Fishburn to No. 5 for use as a studio by the artist Donna Flax. • Historic District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, out building • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-12-23