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2020 Commercial 055-057 4 Parking Lot

(2008)

West End Lot.

Parking? It’s always been a nightmare in Provincetown — at least back as far as 1952, when the Board of Selectmen first cast its eyes on the 38,900-square-foot private parking lot owned by Earl R. Kimball, of Brookline. At the time, the land was valued at $7,500. Before the Town actually got around to making the purchase in 1969, a chunk of the Kimball property had been acquired by the Dahill family for the purpose of building the Prince Freeman Apartments, at 51-53 Commercial Street. And Kimball’s price had gone up, to $30,000. No matter. The purchase added 45 public parking spaces to an ever-strained inventory.

For a view of the Steve Tom Nickerson Wharf, please see 55-57 Commercial Street.

For a view of the Western Cold Storage, please see 55-57 Commercial Street.

For a view of the West End Boat Launch, please see 55-57 Commercial Street.

For a view of the West End Lot Beach, please see 55-57 Commercial Street.

For a view of Warren Witherstine Square, please see 55-57 Commercial Street.

¶ Last updated on 29 June 2018.


Gary Eggleston wrote on 25 June 2018: The West End parking lot wasn’t there in its present form [in the 1940s], and was our baseball field. Weir poles were stored there during the winter, also. A small parking lot was next to Coastal Studies building [59 Commercial Street] and was elevated a couple feet higher than the field.


 

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