408 Commercial Street

Still going strong at the age of 80, Capt. George Walter Crosby, who made his home here, was the oldest active weir fisherman at the time of his death in 1934. He worked for the Consolidated Cold Storage, now the Ice House Condominium, 501 Commercial Street, at which he’d been made a captain in 1917. Joseph F. Perry, who ran the Fo’csle tavern with Sylvester Santos at 335 Commercial Street, bought this house in 1959 — the same year that the Fo’csle admitted women. The Perry family owned the property for 49 years, selling it in 2008 to Meg Stewart and her wife, Maureen Wilson, two of the principals in DwellCoastal, at 372 Commercial.

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