646 Commercial Street

West Twin Cottage

Zillah Katherine Macdonald, a writer for children, spent at least one summer here in the early 1930s. She was the author of Eileen’s Adventures in Wordland: The Life Story of our Word Friends among other books. The house has been owned by the Berry family for more than 60 years. Before that, it belonged to the Spear family. It is one of five gambrel-roofed cottages in the neighborhood built or owned by Horace Albertus Spear Jr. (1864-1934): Nos. 642, 645, 646, 647 and 648. This may have belonged to Ruth Spear (1893-1982). [Updated 2012-08-08]

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