248-250 Commercial Street

Big Vin’s Liquor

The storefront addition is so dominant here that it’s almost impossible to focus on the beautiful Greek Revival house that’s at the core of the property, and is denominated 4 Gosnold Street, unless one steps back a few yards. It’s worth doing so for the pure pleasure of seeing the Ionic-column portico in the side yard. Its best-known retail incarnation was as the Corner Gift Shop, which dated at least to the late 1940s and was run for a time by Irma Ruckstuhl and her husband, Kurt R. Ruckstuhl (d 2000). Other tenants in the ’40s included the Flower Shop and Annette’s jewelry store.

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