22 Brown Street

Dutra-Cowing compound | Formerly Shankpainter Children’s Zoo

22 Brown Street. [2014, Dunlap]

A resident of the zoo shed in 2014. [Dunlap]

Text last updated on 16 January 2017 | This small shed is, I believe, the last structural survivor of the zoo that Ruth (Watson) Dutra once operated on the property. A love of animals runs through the generations of this family. When I visited in 2014, the shed was being used to shelter a bunch of ducklings, making it easy to conjure the zoo days.

¶ Republished on 19 November 2023.

22 Brown Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.

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