360 Commercial Street

Mad as a Hatter

This commercial building is on the same tax lot as 358 Commercial Street and, like No. 358, is owned by descendants of Ida Benhardina Johnson (d 1950). Her daughter, Stella, acquired the property in 1947. She and her husband, the artist Albert Edel (1890-1961), became the owners in 1949. I’m presuming that his gallery would have been in this building. Their daughter, Helene (Edel) Buker, who had escaped with them from Europe as the Nazis swept into France, took title in 2000.

This served as the original home of the Essentials store, which is now next door. It is currently a hat store, Mad as a Hatter, run by Peter Edmonds.

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