16 Standish Street

16 Standish Street, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.Patty Lisbon shares this lovely reminiscence in the comment below: “My parents, Joseph and Lillian Lisbon, along with my four brothers and sister lived in this house for many years. Growing up on Standish Street was the best as there were at least two to five children in every house on both Standish and Alden streets back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. You never had to lock your doors and everyone always looked out for each other’s children. My parents’ doors were always open. We had many Christmas dinners with strangers at our dinner table because my parents felt no one should ever be alone on the holidays.” ¶ Updated 2014-02-19

25 Standish Street

25 Standish Street, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap. 
Lowell Brundage, 25 Standish Street, Provincetown (2012), by David W. Dunlap.The workshop in which Lowell Brundage, pictured, has been building a 16-foot Swampscott dory appears to be on Wareham Street but is, in fact, the easternmost edge of a parcel belonging to Bertha (Perry) Woodfin, whose family has owned property along Standish Street for at least three generations; through her mother, Mary (Fratus) Perry, and Augustus and Annie Fratus. One morning in October 2012, I came across Brundage’s workshop from behind. It looked like interesting enough, but not something to rivet my attention. I believe my jaw dropped when I walked around to the front and found the bow of a dory poking out the door. I knew I was in the presence of something extraordinary: another new boat under construction in Provincetown in the 21st century. (Charles Atkins “Stormy” Mayo III is building a 36[?]-foot coaster at 1 Duncan Lane.) More pictures»