584 Commercial Street

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

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

583 Commercial Street, across the street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

583 Commercial Street, across the street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

This remarkably intact Second Empire-style landmark, set off elegantly from Commercial Street, was the Kelley family home for at least two generations. Levi Albion Kelley was born out on Long Point during the Civil War, in which his father served as an ensign. He entered the United States Life-Saving Service in 1884 and was assigned to the Peaked Hill Bars Station. After retiring, Kelley resumed fishing and was a director of the Provincetown Cold Storage Company. His son, Albion Kelley, was the town’s assistant postmaster. While standing here, be sure to look across the street to the chimney at No. 583 (pictured). There’s something familiar about it, don’t you think?


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