6A Cook Street Condominium (Rose Cottage)
Standing on a short, nameless cul-de-sac perpendicular to Cook Street, this house from the 1850s was given the number 6A. It was owned in the early 20th century by Prince J. Freeman, then by Frank Rose and his wife, then by their daughter Alma May Rose, a teacher in the Belmont public school system, and her husband, M. Francis Driscoll, a poultry dealer. The house was rented in the summer of 1948 to Louis Slobodkin (1903-1975), a sculptor and an illustrator of children’s books like The Moffats, The Hundred Dresses, The Spaceship Under the Apple Tree and Many Moons, written by James Thurber, for which he won the 1944 Caldecott Medal.
Arnold Newman of New York City was the summer tenant in 1952. It’s easy to imagine that this was the Arnold Newman (1918-2006), since Newman photographed the Provincetown art colony quite extensively. This property is now a three-unit condo. • Historic District Survey (1) ¶ • Historic District Survey (2) • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 1 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 2 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 3 ¶ Posted 2012-11-17