3 Freeman Street

3 Freeman Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.Freeman Gardens Condominium | Hannah’s Headlines | Provincetown Business Guild

The triple-decker, clapboard-sided porches appended to this house might charitably be described as giving the structure something of the appearance of an ocean liner, or less charitably as looking like gun ports in a vertical bunker. Hannah’s Headlines, a salon established in 1986 [?] and run by Hannah McCormick and Sandra Alsante, occupies space on the ground floor. More history»

On Freeman Street

Douglas N. Trumbo Memorial, by Jackson Lambert, Freeman Street, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap. 
Douglas N. Trumbo Memorial, by Jackson Lambert, Freeman Street, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap.Douglas N. Trumbo Memorial

What would otherwise have been the dull sides of a small, utilitarian pump house were transformed by the artist Jackson Lambert (1919-2011) into a whimsical, fanciful and nearly three-dimensional graphic history of Provincetown, beginning with the arrival of Thorvald Ericsson (whether he arrived or not). There are cats and a seagull, salt works and a lobster trap, the Mayflower and the Monument and the Methodist church, all rendered like mosaic tiles on masonry blocks. More pictures and history»

5 Freeman Street

5 Freeman Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
Here lived the family that put the Freeman in Freeman Street. The house was built around 1850. It was the home of Nathan Freeman (±1798-1876), pictured at left, and his wife, Mary (±1804-1854). His great benefaction to Provincetown was the Freeman Building, 330 Commercial, built in 1873 as the home of the Public Library and other civic organizations. It rose at the foot of Freeman Street — for all intents and purposes, in Freeman’s front yard. This was also the home of his son Nathan D. Freeman (±1831-1888), a manufacturer, who was in business for 21 years with John D. Hilliard, as Freeman & Hilliard. The firm dissolved in 1880. Freeman fils died in Boston. More pictures and history

7 Freeman Street

7 Freeman Street, Provincetown (2009), by David W. Dunlap. 
Anton "Napi" Van Dereck Haunstrup, 7 Freeman Street, Provincetown (2009), by David W. Dunlap.Napi’s

It is something of a wonder that Napi’s is “only” approaching its 40th anniversary, in 2015, since it’s one of those institutions so interwoven with town life that it would be hard to imagine Provincetown without it. And like the best such institutions, Napi’s is sui generis — it would be hard to imagine this restaurant anywhere else; not with its wildly sculptural brick wall by Conrad Malicoat and its cold-air duct embellished with an Arctic scene by Jackson Lambert. Napi’s is the product of a personal vision that’s imaginative, free-flowing, aesthetic, resourceful, somewhat ornery, more than a little bit eccentric and deeply rooted in the town. The impresario in this case is the peppery, garrulous Anton “Napi” Van Dereck Haunstrup (b 1932), pictured here, who runs the restaurant with his wife, Helen (Schmidt) Van Dereck Haunstrup (b 1940). More pictures and history»

8 Freeman Street

8 Freeman Street, Provincetown (ND), by Ross Moffett. Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Moffett Collection). 
8 Freeman Street, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap.The original house was built between 1800 and 1830. It caught the eye of Ross Moffett, who took the photograph above. For more than 30 years, it’s been home to Roberta “Bubbles” (Sawyer) McKay (b 1930), the bartender in the Governor Bradford restaurant, 314 Commercial Street. Her grandfather, Carlos Avila, an Azorean fisherman, was stranded in town one winter. While lodging with the Flores family, he met Jenny Flores, after which he canceled plans to return to the Azores. Carlos and Jenny’s daughter, Mary Avila, grew up to marry Edgar Sawyer. Mary and Edgar had two daughters, Roberta and Edith (Sawyer) Roderick. Roberta came by her wonderful nickname as the shampooist at Peter Tompkins Hair Deezines. • Historic District SurveyAssessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-01-04