246 Bradford Street

246 Bradford Street. [2014, Dunlap]

Four years earlier, before renovation. [2010, Dunlap]

[2009, Dunlap]

[2009, Dunlap]

Text last updated on 9 January 2012 | She knew much about history. She knew much geography. Mary Cecilia Lewis (1910-2001) was, for 40 years, a teacher at Provincetown High School, specializing in geography and history. She was popular enough that her home room class presented her with a cashmere sweater on her 49th birthday. She lived here most — if not all — of her life. It is not too difficult to imagine her ghost peering out from the shuttered windows. Her parents, who also lived here, were Frank Joseph Lewis (b±1880), a mail carrier, and Isabel Carmen Lewis (b±1886). The house is now owned by the cousins Darin Janoplis and Mark Janoplis.

Vernon Costa wrote on 18 November 2016: Mary Lewis was my dad’s first cousin. Frank Lewis was my great uncle, brother of my grandmother, Georgianna Lewis, who married my grandfather, Jule Costa. My dad, Wilfred Costa, grew up on Atlantic Avenue with his aunt Mary Tasha and cousin, Gen Tasha. I am the son of Wilfred and Harriet Costa, his second wife. Dad lived in Provincetown until 1939 and continued to work in Provincetown into the 1950s as a butcher and later as an insurance agent. I have fond memories of my connections to the great people in Provincetown. I have been trying to identify some old black and white photos of Dad’s friends but have not had much luck.

¶ Republished on 14 October 2023.

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

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