164-166 Commercial Street

164 Commercial Street, Prince Albert Guest House - West, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

164 Commercial Street, Prince Albert Guest House – West, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

166 Commercial Street, Prince Albert Guest House - East, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

166 Commercial Street, Prince Albert Guest House – East, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Robert Sanborn, the town’s former tourism director, combined abutters in 2008 to create the Prince Albert Guest House, with 18 rooms. No. 164 is a Second Empire-style treasure, built for Capt. Abner Rich, president of the Central Wharf. It was known briefly as Roses of Charron under Bob Charron, who sold it to Donald Vining and Arlan Doughty in 1975. Marvin Coble and Thomas Higley bought it in 1980 and renamed it Captain and His Ship, which it remained under Jim Baer, who owned the building until 2003, after which it was Officers Quarters. The Italianate-style No. 166 dates to the 1870s. Alan Wagg owned it from 1972 to 1993 and ran it as the Casablanca Guest House. Other names for Nos. 164-166 have included Atlantic Shores, Four Bays Inn, and Captains Inn. In 2015, the properties split again, with No. 166, under Stan Cottner and Josh Scaturro, rechristened the Queen Vic Guest House.


More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

 

 

One thought on “164-166 Commercial Street

  1. My mother and I owned 166 in the early 60s after Helen Allen passed away. ( Her Husband was Geo. Allen of Allen & Allen Plumbing & Heating and Hardware Store) . we sold it in 1964.

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