280 Commercial Street

Zinnia Jewelry

Shortly after the turn of the century, when it was denominated 269 Commercial Street, this building, constructed in the 1850s, was the property Capt. Angus McKay, who also owned [?] the ill-fated Cora S. McKay and Willie A. McKay, both of them Grand Banks schooners that were lost in 1900; the Cora McKay with 28 men aboard. McKay dealt in dry goods and boots. A succeeding proprietor was Herman J. Robinson, whose clothing store was here at least through the 1960s. The building was heavily damaged in a three-alarm fire in March 2002 and was partly rebuilt. Recent tenants have included Soft as a Grape, Cuffy’s T-Shirt Shoppe and Zinnia.



2 thoughts on “280 Commercial Street

  1. That was Captain Angus McKay. He owned a few schooners named after his kids & was associated with Captain William Matheson who was his father-in-law.

  2. The fire nearly completely destroyed the building. The post-fire reconstruction was designed by Neal Kimball, for which he was awarded an Historic Preservation Award by Provincetown’s Historical Commission.

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