48½ Bradford Street

48½ Bradford Street after renovations. [2016, Dunlap]

48½ Bradford Street before renovations. [2011, Dunlap]

[2016, Dunlap]

Three discrete properties off Bradford — including what must be the oldest continuous family-owned home in Provincetown — carry the number 48. This the house that actually faces the street. It was owned from 1955 through 1987 by John R. Blizzard, originally of Tucson, who was the longtime chef at the Bonnie Doone Restaurant nearby, and from 1955 to 1973, also by his wife, Dorothea Blizzard, who worked at the Provincetown Inn.

Leon R. Roy and Paul S. Cornelio purchased the house in 2014 and undertook substantive renovations, including the addition of a shed dormer to the front facade.

Leo E. Gracie wrote on 23 January 2017: The Gracie family has owned 12 Central Street from 1939 to the present.

Leon R. Roy wrote on 29 March 2017: I noticed that you have old and current pictures of the Bradford Elementary School and the now Community Center. You also have a very recent picture of 48A Bradford Street. The previous house was torn down and a new three-unit townhouse building has just been built. I own 48½ Bradford Street and I have done extensive renovations. It would be wonderful to see the newly renovated home as well. Love the pictures. They’re just incredible. Thank you for doing this. [Done. And thank you. — DWD]

¶ Last updated on 3 April 2023. In progress.

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

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