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Samuel Edmund Oppenheim (1901-1992), a student of Charles W. Hawthorne, was the Provincetown portraitist of his era. His subjects included Harry Kemp, Peter Hunt, Dr. Daniel H. Hiebert, and William F. Silva, who led the Seamen’s Bank when it built its current headquarters. (Oppenheim’s portrait of Silva still hangs there; the others are in the municipal collection.) He and his wife, Emilie Rogers (Walker) Oppenheim, purchased this property in 1979, the year before the current house — which cuts a wonderfully eccentric profile — was constructed, according to town records. It is still owned by the family, through the Emilie W. Oppenheim Revocable Trust.

¶ Last updated on 3 September 2016.

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