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7 Gosnold St

7 Gosnold St
Historic District Survey information for 7 Gosnold St
Architectural Description: 2-story, 5-bay, ell shaped house; cross hipped roof clad in asphalt shingles; 2 interior brick chimneys; entry porch contains centered panel wood door with 5-pane sidelights, flat entablature top supported by Ionic columns, latticework on sides; enter at street level;6/6 wood DHS with inoperable shutters throughout; square bay on 1st floor of front facade with 1/1 wood DHS; south side is same as west facade; 5-bays with centered panel wood door with 5-pane sidelights, entry porch has decorative balustrade on south and east sides and wood steps on west; gable section on north that sits directly on Bradford has slanted wall, partial returns, west interior slope brick chimney, 6-pane wood casements.
Historical Narrative: As per Josephine Del Deo (1977): This property is part of the old Adams pharmacy estate, the oldest business in continuous operation in the town (No. 46-P). The house is very similar to No. 4 Winslow St., the William Henry Ryder house, and is certainly an excellent example of the Neo-Colonial style. Its condition is excellent. The location of this residence behind the old Pilgrim Church and next to the Mott residence in the rear forms a block of historical structures clustered in behind the pharmacy and Fire House #3. The rest of the block being taken over by the Town Hall and its environs make this one of the most historically interesting and important areas in the town. Like the "Cook" complex of buildings in the East End, this particular block of buildings could be considered for National Landmark designation as an entire block including the Hall especially which has been recommend for National Register by the Hist. District Study Committee at the time of the presentation of this inventory. As per Tom Boland (1994): One of Provincetown's several "Captain's" houses the house appears on the 1836 map of the town. In 1858, the house was inhabited by the name of Bowley. In 1880, the property came under the ownership of J.F. Small and it remained in the Small family until at least 1907, when Mrs. J. Small is still in residence.
Bibliography and/or References: Barnstable County Atlas., 1880. Barnstable County Atlas., 1907. Cape Cod Directory, 1901. H.F. Wallings Co. Map of Provincetown Village. Atlas, 1858. Resident Directory. W.F. Richardson & Co., 1886. Resident Directory. W.H. Hopkins, 1889.
Dwellings, Gosnold Street (Provincetown, Mass.), and Historic Districts--Massachusetts--Provincetown
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