100 Alden Street

100 Alden Street, Seashore Point, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

100 Alden Street, Seashore Point, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

100 Alden Street, Cape End Manor, now demolished, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

100 Alden Street, Cape End Manor, now demolished, by David W. Dunlap (2008).

The official name for this “concierge condominium” complex is Seashore Point. But you’ll often hear it called the Manor — “She’s up at the Manor these days, God love her” — since it supplanted and eventually replaced the Cape End Manor, a municipal nursing home that was built on this site in 1980 to replace the facility at 26 Alden. In 2006, management was transferred from the town to Deaconess Abundant Life Communities and ground was broken on the first 43 units of Seashore Point, designed by EGA Architects. The first residents, Dr. Richard and Barbara Keating of Truro, arrived in 2008. The final 38 units were completed in 2014.

124 Alden Street

124 Alden Street, the Calvary group in the Cemetery of St. Peter the Apostle, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

124 Alden Street, the Calvary group in the Cemetery of St. Peter the Apostle, by David W. Dunlap (2012).

Catholicism and Portuguese national identity are closely tied together at the Cape end, as even the briefest stroll through the 12-acre Cemetery of the Church of St. Peter the Apostle will reveal, on headstones carved with names like Avellar, Cabral, Cordeiro, Corea, Costa, Duarte, Dutra, Ferreira, Flores, Lopes, Macara, Santos, Silva, Souza, and Taves. The land was acquired in 1869, even before the church was built. It is owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River. Renovations of the cemetery were begun in 1952, during the pastorate of Msgr. Leo Duart, who also bequeathed money for the construction of the cemetery chapel, which opened in 1976. The sculptural scene of Calvary (pictured) was donated by the Rev. Manuel Terra.