† 104 Commercial Street

Benjamin Lancy the first, “a man who gave stalwart descendants to Provincetown and who influenced its history,” built his home here in 1780. In December 1939, The Advocate noted: “Only a few pieces of the skeleton of what was once a building of historic importance now remain and those, too, will be gone as the Atlantic Coast Fisheries Company completes the work of razing the home built on the bend of Kelley’s Corner on Commercial Street more than a hundred and fifty eight years ago …. But … several fine parts of the house … will be kept intact in Provincetown’s museum, maintained by the Research Club, … which is housed in the residence of the late Benjamin Lancy, the last!” Gertrude deWager, president of the club, requested “the fireplance mantle, the corner cupboard and wainscoting … to be used in the authentic Colonial kitchen which is being constructed within the museum.” They were donated Frank H. Rowe, manager of Atlantic Coast Fisheries.

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