773 Commercial Street

773 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

773 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

"Portrait of Tennessee Williams," by Bill Evaul (2012).

“Portrait of Tennessee Williams,” by Bill Evaul (2012).

“Rancho Pancho” was the name given this property in 1947, when Tennessee Williams lived here with his lover, Pancho Rodriguez y Gonzalez, and heard Marlon Brando read the part of Stanley Kowalski; a reading that won Brando the lead in A Streetcar Named Desire. Gregg Barrios’s play, Rancho Pancho, was produced at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in 2008. The property, now owned by Lisa Corrin, has another distinction, as Williams recounted: “It was in that cabin that I thought of the exit line for Blanche, which later became somewhat historical: ‘I have always depended upon the kindness of strangers.’”

More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

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