136 Bradford Street

Provincetown Florist

This Second Empire-style house (c1870/1875) loomed large over the railyard. Menalkas Duncan, a prominent leather crafter (and Isadora Duncan’s nephew), bought it in 1955 and used it as the Duncan Sandal Shop. It’s since been an office, the Provincetown Fabric Shop, and a flower shop, which Maghi Geary and Laura Darsch acquired in 1988 and renamed Provincetown Florist.

Their employee of longest standing is Kim Oliver, whose father worked at Duarte Motors next door. Their love of the business, their professionalism and their artistry are evident. So is their love of dogs. Customers have included Bea Arthur, Sebastian Junger, Barbra Streisand, José Quintero and Lily Tomlin.

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