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Provincetown Municipal Airport | Passenger terminal II.

In 1959, more than a decade after the airport opened, it got its first proper passenger terminal, abutting the hangar, complete with waiting room. Straight away, the Provincetown-Boston Airline recorded its greatest annual ridership yet: 11,751 passengers. John C. Van Arsdale Sr. described its décor in a 1980s slide show, a video of which is made available by Provincetown Community TV through Vimeo (4983497). At first, the terminal was wood paneled. Then it was given very airport-y blue walls of vinyl wallpaper, individual seats, and tapering pedestal ashtrays for waiting passengers (pictured). The artist George Yater was commissioned to paint a large mural showing the shoreline, which is now in the town collection.

¶ Last updated on 11 March 2017. ¶ Image courtesy of the Provincetown History Preservation Project, Moving Picture & Oral History Collection, Page 4342. (Provincetown-Boston Airlines, Slide Show of the Early Years, by John C. Van Arsdale.)

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