11 Arch Street

Mariner’s Path Condominium, Building 1

Mariner’s Path Condominium courtyard. [2010, Dunlap]

What are now Units 1 through 3 of the Mariner’s Path condo occupy a house built before 1840. For much of the early 20th century, it was the home of Capt. Francisco “Frank” Corea, the owner of the dragger Dolora M. (formerly Leona & Gabriel), and his wife, the former Maria Conceicao Chagas. Their son [?] Frank [?] died in his youth and was waked in the house — not at an undertaker’s — as was the custom of the time. A touching photograph of the little boy in his small coffin at 11 Arch Street is owned by Paul C. Mendes. Their other children were John C. Corea, a renowned Coast Guard; and Leona L. Corea, who was a namesake of Captain Corea’s dragger. The patriarch died in 1967. Leona’s daughter, Dolora, now Dolores de Sousa, lived here through the 1990s. This was the Casa de Sousa guest house in the mid-1970s.

Frank Corea being waked in 11 Arch Street. [Courtesy of Paul C. Mendes]

Left: Bracket detail. [2010, Dunlap] Right: The main house, or Building 1, is divided into three condo units. [2016, Dunlap]

11 Arch Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

Also at this address

Mariner’s Path Condominium (Building 2).

¶ Last updated on 24 April 2011.

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