38 Creek Road

38 Creek Road in foreground, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap. 
38 Creek Road, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.Nickerson Loft Condominium

This is a nine-unit condominium. The east building is seen in the foreground of the photo above (with Cape Tip Estates at 100-102 Bayberry in the background). The picture at right shows a delightful architectural touch: a radiant sunburst pattern on the door to the utility shed, which sits right on Creek Road and is therefore the most public structure in the complex. • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 1 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 2 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit 3 • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit A • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit B • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit C • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit D • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit E • Assessor’s Online Database, Unit F ¶ Posted 2012-12-05

46 Creek Road

46 Creek Road, Provincetown (2008). Assessor's Online Database.Sea Breeze Condominium

Sue M. Harrison (b 1947), the former arts editor of The Banner (and still a contributing writer), owned this property — which was once designated 31 Mechanic Street — from 1979 to 1994. She and Sandra Newman acquired it from Theodore “Ted” Box (b ±1945) and Christine Box. Harrison turned it into a four-unit condominium. Among the occupants, she told me in 2012, was Richard Iammarino, who’d painted the trompe-l’oeil ceiling mural at Spiritus and installed a secret slide in his apartment here that ran from the storage loft to the back of a closet. More history

52 Creek Road

52 Creek Road, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap. 
52 Creek Road, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.Formerly Amelia’s Little Cottages

Readers of Provincetown: From Pilgrim Landing to Gay Resort by Karen Christel Krahulik will quickly recognize Amelia (Rego) Carlos (1910-1998), who opens the book as the personification of town residents who rented bedrooms and out buildings to visiting tourists, many of them gay or lesbian. “Through these boarding houses,” Krahulik wrote, “Portuguese women built trusting relationships with gay men and women, and helped facilitate Provincetown’s 20th-century transformation from a fishing seaport to a vacation destination.” Formerly designated 29 Mechanic Street, this was the home of Madame Carlos, or Mother Superior, as some guests called her affectionately. More pictures and history»

62 Creek Road

62 Creek Road, Provincetown (2012), by Lisa Coleman. Courtesy of Lisa Coleman.This was the home of Viola A. “Vo” (Ferreira) Cook (±1875-1960). She shouldn’t be confused with the Viola Cook of 376 Commercial Street. This Mrs. Cook was born in São Miguel in the Azores, immigrated when she was 15 and married Manuel (Freitas) Cook at 17. Among their nine children were Frank “Friday” Cook (1898-1946), the namesake of Cookie’s Tap, 133 Commercial Street; Angie (Cook) Metallo, who lived here with her husband Jimmy after Mrs. Cook died; and Mary Ruth (Cook) O’Donnell, who lived with her husband Richard at 5 Atlantic Avenue. More history»