82 Commercial Street

82 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

82 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

82 Commercial Street, courtesy of Gregory Craig.

82 Commercial Street, courtesy of Gregory Craig.

An expansive lawn and picket fence set off the handsome full Cape that was for three decades the home and office of the town optometrist, Dr. Max Berman, and his wife, Anita, the high school guidance counselor. Built around 1820, according to the Provincetown Historic Survey, it was for seven generations the Miller family homestead, ending with the death of George Fillmore Miller Jr. in 1978. The Millers owned B. H. Dyer & Company, which once dominated the hardware and paint business in town. Gregory Craig, a private investor in Telluride, Colo., acquired the house in 2007 and began an ambitious, meticulous, multi-year restoration.


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