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Book details
  • SubGenre:Historic Preservation / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:134
  • eBook ISBN:9781631922077

82 Commercial Street

Features, History and Restoration

by Gregory L Craig

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Description, history and restoration record of a quintessential early Federal Cape house in Provincetown, MA, USA.


The arc of Provincetown's history is captured in this iconic homestead. For nearly 200 years 82 Commercial Street has participated in Provincetown's progression from a tiny fishing outpost to a prosperous whaling center to a hub of artistic and theatrical progress and now a bustling resort town. This book documents this house and neighborhood's journey as well as the home's current state. This snapshot of one home and its surroundings is a reflection of the changing tastes, economy and environment in Provincetown complete with photographs, surveys, floor plans and a genealogical history of ownership.

About the author

The author owned and restored 82 Commercial Street in Provincetown, MA. After owning and restoring the house next door he took on the challenge of renovating 82 Commercial Street to its historic look and feel to reveal and celebrate its roots as a quintessential Federal period early cape structure. Intrigued by a series of historic photos in the home he wanted to restore the home's soul as well as its bones thought this book. His background in publishing, genealogy, mapping and historic research were put to use producing this unique documentation of one home's history and present.