465 Commercial Street

Julie Heller East

A plaque on the building notes that it was once the whale oil refinery of David C. Stull (1844-1926), the Ambergris King, who lived at 472 Commercial. The quarterboard (a replica, according to George Bryant) recalls the Montezuma, a whaler commissioned in the 1850s. The storefront space was the East End Market and the Little Radio Shop, managed by S. F. Weeks, in the 1930s; the shop of the silversmith Jules Brenner from 1956 to 1966 and the Boat House Gallery in the mid-2000s. It is now the East End branch of Julie Heller’s long-established and well-respected gallery downtown.

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