64 Commercial Street

Conrad Malicoat chimney, 64 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

Conrad Malicoat chimney, 64 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

Urvashi Vaid, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

Urvashi Vaid, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

Kate Clinton, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

Kate Clinton, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

Roslyn Garfield, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Roslyn Garfield, by David W. Dunlap (2011).

Another classic full Cape, No. 64 dates from the early 19th century, when it was built near what is now the Red Inn. It was moved to this location in 1840. Irving and Rachel Ashley Sametz, operators of the Ashley Shop at 445 Commercial, sold the house in 1956 to Roslyn Garfield, a partner with Judith Tobey in the Etcetera Shop and Shirts Etcetera at 220 Commercial. Garfield became a leading real estate broker and lawyer, and the town moderator. She shared this home with Phyllis Temple. Conrad Malicoat created a chimney with a relief of a breaching whale and crafted the Gaudíesque kitchen millwork. The artist Joan Wye provided a totem pole-like sculptural column. The house was bequeathed by Garfield to the performer and activist Kate Clinton and her partner, Urvashi Vaid, a prominent human rights advocate.


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