5 Lovetts Court

5 Lovetts Court, Provincetown (2009)-01Gardens Condominium

For much of its history, the parcel now designated 5 Lovetts Court was simply the back half of 428 Commercial Street, now the Gardens Condominium. Indeed, the garage in front of the main house is carried in the assessor’s records as Unit 4 of the Gardens complex. The property was home in the mid-20th century to the brothers John R. Agna, a well-known real estate agent whose business office was here, and Joseph Agna (±1895-1966), a town constable who had worked for the J. D. Hilliard Company and Land’s End Marine Supply. Their parents, Edmund Agna and Julia C. (Andrews) Agna, had both come from São Miguel in the Azores. More pictures and history»

6 Lovetts Court

Untitled watercolor by Malcolm Paul Newman (ND). Courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project (Town Art Collection).The watercolor at right is by Malcolm Paul Newman (b 1925), who lived in this house in the 1990s. As of 2012, it was the home of the artist Neva Hansen (b 1935) and of the playwright and local theatrical impresario Myra Slotnick (b 1959). Slotnick is the author of The Weight of Water, which had its premiere at the Provincetown Theater in 2011, under the direction of David Drake and starring Geany Masai. Slotnick was also the organizer in 2008 of Universal Theatre, a midwinter festival of short plays held annually at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House. More history»