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17 Tremont St

17 Tremont St
Historic District Survey information for 17 Tremont St
Architectural Description: 2-story, 3-bay sidehall with 3-bay ell; asphalt roof shingles; Sidehall has: interior chimney enclosed in board and batten vinyl siding; a main entrance containing a wood pane and panel door with filled sidelights and 3 wood steps accessing entrance; fenestration consists of 6/6 wood DHS with operable shutters, skylights, rear bay window with flat roof and clapboard siding; Ell has - center gable roof; full facade porch with flat roof supported by square posts with low-relief diamond design and wood porch deck; 2/2 wood DHS with operable shutters, bay window on right side; 1-story, side-gable hyphen section is covered in wood shingles with brick foundation, 6/6 wood DHS and modern pane and panel door on the north side; connected to the north side of the small hyphen is a 1 1/2-story, 3-bay cottage covered in vinyl with an asphalt roof, partial returns, brick foundation, skylights, and paired 6/6 wood DHS flanking a modern panel door
Historical Narrative: As per Tom Boland (1994): First seen on the 1880 atlas of Provincetown, these two houses (Nos. 15 and 17) were probably built soon after 1858. Their original owners (as of 1880) were Joshua Paine at #15 and E.M. Smith at #17. In 1907, #15 was still in the Paine family and was owned by Mrs. M. Paine, while #17 had changed ownership to M. Dyer. The houses remain in close to the original state and setting as indicators of the change in stylistics taste at the mid-19th century.
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 Tremont Street
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