The Donovan in question is Michael Donovan, who has owned this property since 1982. The fishhook-shaped lot, reached down a 15-foot private way, is what remains of the Ruth C. Desch property, which used to include what is now the Bradford Park Condominium at No. 202A. This house was constructed around 1920, according to town records. The other Michael Donovan is the character played by John Wayne in Donovan’s Reef, a 1963 movie directed by John Ford. The Reef is Donovan’s bar on the fictional South Seas island of Haleakaloha.
¶ Last updated on 12 September 2016. ¶ Image courtesy of the Town Assessor, Key 3017.