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22 Pearl St

22 Pearl St
Historic District Survey information for 22 Pearl St
Architectural Description: 22 Pearl Street is a 1 1/2-story, 4-bay 3/4 cottage; gable and shed combined dormer on front roof slope create 2nd story space. Dormer has pedimented gables with modillion cornice and paired pendanted brackets along dormer length cornice. Main entry consists of double pane and panel doors with storms; flat roof hood with end brackets. Hood covered by flat roof open porch across front facade. Porch has wood deck, modillioned cornice with paired brackets, cut-out posts and additional gingerbread trim. Secondary entrance on south facade with gable entry porch with square posts. Fenestration includes 2/2 wood DHS with storms and operable louver shutters; canted bay windows on south and north facades, with paired brackets and 2/2 DHS windows. 1-story rear ell extends from south end of rear facade with roof deck; 2-story rear ell section extends from north end of rear facade, clad in wood shingles. 1 1/2-story gable roof extension to rear extends north of main block and rear ell.
Historical Narrative: As per Tom Boland (1994): Like #34 Pearl, 22 Peal Street is an early home situated on one of Provincetown's earliest side streets The facade underwent several changes in the mid-nineteenth century which were consistent with stylistic tastes at the time. These changes have gained significance in their own right. Although the house is shown on the 1836 and 1858 maps, no name is given for the owner until 1880, when S. Cook is listed. In 1907, the property was owned by B. K. Whorf.
Bibliography and/or References: Barnstable County Atlas., 1880. Barnstable County Atlas., 1907. Cape Cod Directory, 1901. H.F. Wallings Co. Map of Provincetown Village. Atlas, 1858. Resident Directory. W.F. Richardson & Co., 1886. Resident Directory. W.H. Hopkins, 1889.
Dwellings, Historic Districts--Massachusetts--Provincetown, and Pearl Street (Provincetown, Mass.)
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