The year 1944 saw the death of two giants who lived across the street from one another: Oliver Chaffee from the world of art and, from the mariners’ realm, Capt. George Bickers of the Life-Saving Service, who lived at No. 6, a structure dating to about 1830. He “belonged to the now fast-vanishing race of men who spent their lives intimately with the seas in the days of sailing vessels with all the dangers attendant upon that traffic,” The Advocate said. More recently, this was the home of Carrie A. Seaman, the namesake of CASAS – the Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter. Tony Kushner, writer of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes and screenwriter of the 2012 movie Lincoln, bought this house in 2012.
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