594 Commercial Street

The Cook family has owned this property for at least 75 years, along with an 11-foot strip at 597A Commercial that gives them beach access. Lauren Cook (±1902-1963), a founder of the East End Racket Club and of the Provincetown Yacht and Tennis Club, lived here with his wife, Marion (Moran) Cook. They were succeeded by their son, Stephen E. Cook, and his wife, Getrude A. “Trudy” Cook. The Cooks ran a real-estate business here. In the mid-’60s, Trudy also ran the March Hare store, which offered “mad papier-maché earrings, handmade dresses in exciting colors, ‘mod’ accessories,” and other groovy goods.

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