166 Commercial Street

Prince Albert Guest House

Under the same ownership as the guest house immediately to the west — Robert W. “Bob” Sanborn, Provincetown’s tourism director — but in a much different architectural style. It has 10 rooms. It was built around 1870 and was originally denominated 165 Commercial. George Matheson Allen, member of the firm Allen & Allen, lived here with his wife Helen. (His brother, Lou, lived next door, at No. 168 Commercial Street.) He died working on the company books in 1957, a pencil still in his hand. Jack Connell’s comment notes that he and his mother were left the house after Mrs. Allen died. They sold it in 1964.

8 thoughts on “166 Commercial Street

  1. When Helen Allen (my Godmother) pass away her home was left to my Mother and I. We sold it in 1964 I’m sorry to say.

    The House to the East (168?) belonged to Lou Allen the other half of Allen and Allen Plumbing and Heating

  2. My father talks often of visiting his aunt and uncle, Helen and George, every summer. He always recalls the wood-fired cook stove in the summer kitchen.

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