124 Alden Street

The family plot. [2012, Dunlap]

Frank A. Days (1849-1937). As a teacher, Charles Hawthorne is given much credit for the emergent art colony. As a landlord, Frank Days from the Azores isn’t given credit enough — for providing the kind of low-cost work spaces that made the art colony possible. In 1914, he and his sons built studios atop the lumber bins at the F. A. Days & Sons yard, 24 Pearl Streets. The windows faced close to true north. Early tenants included Ross Moffett, Edwin Dickinson, Charles Kaeselau, and Hawthorne. In the 1950s, Joseph Oliver shored up the studios, installed heating and toilets, and raised the annual rents from $60 to $250. Oliver sold the property in 1972 to the Fine Arts Work Center, which still uses the Days studios more than a century later.

Mary A. Days was born in Provincetown as Mary Silva. [2012, Dunlap]

In memoriam

• Find a Grave Memorial No. 137559958.

Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, by Amy Whorf McGuiggan, Memorial No. 83.

¶ Last updated on 12 December 2021.

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