3 Kendall Lane

3 Kendall Lane, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.The core of this large house at the corner of Kendall Lane and Bradford Street is a handsome full Cape that Mary-Jo Avellar and Josephine del Deo dated to 1830 in their survey of historical buildings. It was owned in the 1960s by Harriet D. Adams, who conducted a real estate business here, using the address of 257 Bradford Street. Klaus Betten (b 1939), who is also a real estate agent, purchased it in 1976. • Historic District Survey, main house • Historic District Survey, cottage • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-02-18

† 6 Kendall Lane

6 Kendall Lane, Provincetown (1951). Scrapbooks of Althea Boxell: Book 6, Page 72. Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Dowd Collection). 
Rosa Lee, Provincetown (1951). "Provincetown and Cape Cod / Book 4 / Art and Artists." Couresy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum Collection).Rosa Lee Summer School of Portrait Painting

For a time in the late 1940s and early 1950s, Rosa Lee (Hoffman) of Chicago was among the better known artists in Provincetown. Her remarkable story began with a high school scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago, after which she worked at an engraving company where she honed her skills as an illustrator. She was then asked by her sister Jennie Lee to help in managing Jennie’s stage act. As vaudeville withered, Rosa moved from a back-of-the-house role to join Jennie on stage at night clubs, as Les Petite Sisters, in an act they called the Doll Revue. (“Petite,” indeed. At four-feet-one-half-inch, Rosa was the taller of the two.) To supplement their income, Rosa sketched portraits of fairgoers at the 1933 Century of Progress exposition in Chicago, after which she studied with Oskar Gross (1871-1963) and Wayman Elbridge Adams (1883-1959). More pictures and history»