593 Commercial Street

593 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

593 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

Joel Meyerowitz, from Joel Meyerowitz.

Joel Meyerowitz, from Joel Meyerowitz.

Just as Mary Heaton Vorse crafted the words through which we commonly see Provincetown, it might be argued that Joel Meyerowitz crafted the lens in 1978 with his Cape Light portfolio. A Meyerowitz photo serves as a kind of platinum bar in its representation of Provincetown and its environs against which other efforts are often judged. He’s been closely associated with Provincetown Arts since its inaugural issue in 1985. He owned this property from 1986 to 2011, and used it as his summer home and studio.


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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