12 Alden Street

Painted a vivid red in the early 21st century, this house was constructed between the 1850s and 1880s. It was owned by L. Soares in 1910. By 1918, it housed Antoine and Annie (Santos) Costa. In 1926, it was purchased by Louis R. Oliver (b ±1890), a laborer, and his wife, Mary V. Oliver (b 1898). One of Mother Avellar’s twin sons from 437-439 Commercial Street, Gerald E. Avellar (b 1895), was living here in the early 1960s with his wife, Eva Avellar (b ±1899). Mary Oliver was still here in the early 80s, as were her daughter [?], Thelma D. Oliver (b 1931), a clerk; her brother, Antone T. Costa (b 1909), a retured clerk; and his wife [?], Dorothy E. Costa (b 1912).

The building has been owned since 1999 by Catherine M. Brown of Newburgh, N.Y. • Historic District SurveyAssessor’s Online Database ¶ Updated 2012-10-25

2 thoughts on “12 Alden Street

  1. This was my grandparent’s house. There is a circular cellar under the kitchen and one under what was the front bedroom. I wish we could have kept it in the family.

  2. C. Brown has owned the house for approximately 22 years so your date is wrong. Also, the house was red when she bought it. The circular cellar is still under the kitchen but the other one no longer exists.

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