169 Bradford Street

169 Bradford Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
169 Bradford Street, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.Easily the most intriguing element in this largely untouched house from the 1850s is the “hand of Fatima” door knocker on the Dyer Street side. (The property is also denominated 10 Dyer Street.) It recalls the Moorish underpinnings of Portuguese culture in its invocation of Muhammad’s daughter for protection of the household. No later than the 1930s, this was the home of Maria, or Mary (Pires) Langley (b 1914), sister of Capt. Manuel Lawrence Pires Jr. of 100 Commercial Street. Her husband, Donald E. Langley (b 1914), was a carpenter. The Langley family sold the property in 2011 to Timothy G. Brown, who continues to avail himself of Fatima’s guardianship. • Historic District SurveyAssessor’s Online Database ¶ Updated 2012-12-20

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