355 Commercial Street

355 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

355 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

355 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

355 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

The lovely but mysterious name “Angel’s Landing” can be traced to the 1940s when Michael Diogo, an Air Force veteran, would visit his parents, who owned this house. He arrived by seaplane in the company of his daughter, Angel, explained Judy Dutra, the author of Nautical Twilight. Then, in the early 1960s, came Angela Calomiris. She had been a member of the celebrated Photo League in New York, who stunned her colleagues in 1949 when she revealed at a trial of accused Communist plotters that she’d also been an undercover agent for the F.B.I. She ran Angel’s Landing as an accommodation for women. The complex is home to Birdie Silkscreen Studio (Roberta “Birdie” Cornette and Evelynn “Lin” Gentemann), Scott Cunningham’s ScottCakes bakery, and a Box Lunch sandwich franchise shop.


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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