Peer carefully for a moment over the patio of the Governor Bradford and you may be surprised by what you see: a remarkably intact three-quarter Cape. For a time in the 1950s, this was the Glory Hold, an arts and crafts store boasting that it was “up the lane” in “one of Cape Cod’s oldest houses.” Paintings, small sculptures and costume jewelry were offered for sale. The building is now owned by the Edwards family of the Governor Bradford.
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