307 Commercial Street

307 Commercial Street, from the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

307 Commercial Street, from the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum.

Arthur Snader Sr., from the Provincetown History Preservation Project.

Arthur Snader Sr., from the History Preservation Project.

“Town Crier Amos Kubic,” by Julius Katzieff, from the Town Art Collection.

Kenneth Lonergan, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Kenneth Lonergan, by David W. Dunlap (2010).

Fittingly, the Chamber of Commerce is situated at the commercial heart of town: Lopes Square. It was constructed as the Board of Trade Building and originally stood slightly offshore on pilings, reached by a gangway. The board was formally organized in 1910 and incorporated as the chamber in 1957, said Candice Collins-Boden, the current executive director. Town criers have long had a formal or informal connection to the chamber. They have included Amos Kubic, Arthur Paul Snader Sr., Napoleon “Gene” Poyant, and Kenneth Lonergan.


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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