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This house was constructed in 1955, according to town records, and has been owned since 1995 by Gaylord Neely, a psychotherapist at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York. (Provincetown has long been a summer refuge for psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists.) All but invisible from the street is the large swimming pool to the north of the house that divides this property from 23 Commercial Street.

It was formerly the home of the Abstract painter Frances Manacher (b 1914) and her husband, Alfred T. Manacher. Her work was shown at the Tirca Karlis Galleries in the 1960s and is included in the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum: Screaming Head (1958); Standing Woman (Undated); Untitled (Black Head Abstraction) (Undated); and Untitled (Head, Blue Eyes) (Undated). In 1960, Alfred Manacher joined John C. Van Arsdale Sr. in successfully fighting a development by Ray Martan and Nicholas Wells at 23 Commercial Street.

¶ Last updated on 4 May 2018.


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