36 Commercial Street

36 Commercial Street, Conrad Malicoat chimney, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

36 Commercial Street, Conrad Malicoat chimney, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Bruce Deely and Lauren Richmond, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Bruce Deely and Lauren Richmond, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Ina (Small) Snow was — if such a distinction can be imagined — the Beach Plum Queen of the Lower Cape. She was an energetic, indefatigable and outspoken advocate of the domestic cultivation of the wild beach plum. So this handsome house — now home to Lauren Richmond and Bruce Deely — was, for a time in the ’40s and ’50s, Beach Plum Central. It was constructed around 1840, with Greek Revival-style detailing. Richmond won the property in 1976 in an auction conducted on the front steps. The interior of the house is dominated by one of the astonishing Gaudíesque fireplaces and chimney stacks designed and constructed around town by Conrad Malicoat.


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