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2020 Commercial 001Provincetown Inn (Recreation pavilion).

From 1967 to 1997, a recreational and entertainment building, designed by Burnett V. Vickers of Orleans, stood on the north side of the 1950s landfill. This structure, supported on 82 piles driven through the sandy landfill, housed the pool, a shuffleboard court, bowling alley, Ping Pong and pool room, cocktail lounge, night club, and snack bar. It was at this time that passageways were added to link all the disparate units in the complex under cover. That allowed Peck to keep the Provincetown Inn open year-round. A spacious lawn, and the pool (once again outdoors), are all that remain. At almost exactly the same time, Vickers was designing the Boatslip Motor Inn, 161 Commercial Street, for the Cabral family.

¶ Last updated on 29 June 2020.


Also at 1 Commercial Street:

Provincetown Inn overview

The original inn

The original hotel

Breakwater wing

Pilgrim-hat pool


Thumbnail image: Courtesy of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, Salvador E. Vasques III Collection. (Published by Color by Mike Roberts.)


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