401 Commercial Street

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

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

Early in the new year of 1919, Aylmer and Katie Small sold this house to Primo and Lucia da Cruz (Lucy Cross). It has been in the family ever since. Their daughter, Maria da Cruz (Mary Cross), married Preston Grant “Pat” Hall. The couple lived at No. 396; ran the Souvenir Shop, No. 286; and the Gift Box, Pat’s Happy Parking, and Cinnamon Sands cottage on the abutting property. Their daughter, Elena Curtis Hall, renovated No. 401 in 2008-2009 and rents out an apartment and bedroom suite under the name Lucy Cross House. She put the large parking lot on the market in 2014.


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