510 Commercial Street

510 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

510 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

510 Commercial Street, by Josephine Del Deo (1976), from the Provincetown Public Library.

510 Commercial Street, by Josephine Del Deo (1976), from the Provincetown Public Library.

Irene Ruckstuhl, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Irene Ruckstuhl, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

The house you see today has the bones of the three-quarter Cape pictured at top, but has been greatly altered in recent decades with dormers and a portico. It was built in the 1830s and was home, over time, to Capt. Lewis Pinckney; to the artist Oscar “Gub” Gieberich, an important early figure in the Provincetown Art Association; and, before renovation, to Irma Ruckstuhl (pictured), the author of Old Provincetown in Early Photographs, and her husband, Kurt Ruckstuhl, with whom she ran the Candlemakers, the Old Village Store, the Corner Gift Shop, and the Emporium.


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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