Nancyann Meads, the longtime proprietor of Edwige, 333 Commercial Street, acquired this home in 1985 from her parents, Lawrence W. Meads (b ±1933), a ship’s carpenter, and his wife, Nancy P. Meads (b ±1936). The previous owners were Edwin Norwood Snow (±1886-1953), a professional painter, and his wife, Catherine Nancy (MacFarlane) Snow. More history»
Capt. William W. “Billy” King (±1932-1976) of the F/V Patricia Marie and his wife, Patricia Marie King (b ±1934), bought this house in 1961 from Richard E. and Lorraine Adams. They lived here with their six children. The Patricia Marie was lost while scalloping off Pollock Rip on 24 October 1976. Captain King and six crew members, all Provincetown men, went down with her. It was the worst such catastrophe in the modern era, devastating this close-knit community. Almost no corner of town life was untouched by the absence of these men or the presence of their widows and their fatherless children. More history »
West End Condominium
This was the home of Barnabus Atwood out on Long Point, according to the Long Point exhibit at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, and was located near the schoolhouse (later 329 Commercial Street). Edward G. Benz of Orleans converted the property into a three-unit condo in 1995. More information »
See 11 Oppen Lane.
Victor DeCarlo (1916-1973) was, as were so many in Provincetown, a product of the Art Students League of New York. He also studied with the muralist Jean Charlot at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs, at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. After serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he returned to Europe, married Sibylle Schneider, then came back to his native New Haven. The DeCarlos bought this property from Antonio and Patricia L. Silva in 1965. More pictures and history»
This sweet cottage is an especially poignant place for my husband and me. It was where we spent our last week before the terrorist attacks of 2001 transformed American life, and so it will always seem like the embodiment of a lost age. At the time we stayed here, 21 Point Street was part of Westwinds on Gull Hill, 28 Commercial Street, run by Roger M. Hanzes (b 1941). We knew even before we departed, on 8 September 2001, a day after I made the sketch above, that we wouldn’t be returning the next season.
Hanzes told us that after 18 years of the grueling bed-and-breakfast routine, he planned to sell the main property and make this cottage his home. We were awfully disappointed, since it seemed to be just about the perfect place to stay. “This is truly our ‘little home, just meant for two,'” I wrote in my journal shortly after our arrival, More pictures and history»