176 Commercial Street

Webster House | Yesterday’s Treasures
Well worth a second look; not for the storefront right on the street but for what looks like a half Cape forming an interior ell. This was the property of Helen P. Rogers at the turn of the 20th century, when it was denominated 175 Commercial Street. The current retail tenant is Yesterday’s Treasures. Doubtless the most controversial retail tenant here was the Fetish Chest, which opened in 1997 to complaints from the neighbors like, “It looks like it dropped out of the sky from New York City’s 42nd Street.” (“New Sex Shop Flaunts Its Wares,” The Banner, 20 February 1997.)

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