116 Bradford Street

116 Bradford Condominium | Formerly Burch House

116 Bradford Street. [2011, Dunlap]

[2008, Dunlap]

Text last updated in 2015 | As its name suggests, the Burch House, circa 1840-1850, was home to the Burch family for many years. It was owned by J. M. Burch in the early 20th century and occupied by Huldah Theodora (Anderson) Burch until her death in 1959. Her only child, Jean Nichols, conveyed the property in 1962 to Herbert Cronin. As the purposefully modest 17-room Burch House, it stressed its inexpensive, informal nature, and was a popular guest house among gay visitors. It is also an especially fine example of the Greek Revival style, with a front facade of flushboard siding intended to evoke the smooth surface of a temple front. James Savko of Winter Park, Fla., converted it into a three-unit condo in 2015.

Leonard Paoletti wrote on 17 March 2014: Herbie’s lover was named Dana.

Arthur Howard wrote on 25 February 2017: Herbie passed away in 1984, I believe.

Stephen P. White wrote on 12 March 2021: Home, workplace, and outdoor oil-painting studio for the Provincetown artist David Jones during the 1990s. David, who showed at Rice-Pollack among others, tragically drowned off the Breakwater in March of 2010. Much of his best work was created outside in the “parkside patio” — hence his return to images of the Town Hall clock tower in multiple series. See “Loved Ones Mourn Painter,” by Mary Ann Bragg, Cape Cod Times, 13 March 2010.

¶ Republished on 18 September 2023.

116 Bradford Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

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