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(April 2014.)

The current coat of tomato red paint does much to draw the eye to this sweet little house, built between 1850 and 1870. There is a long Portuguese association at 20 Bradford Street. You could almost say it goes back to the 1850s, when Rita Amelia Perry was born on Faial Island in the Azores. She lived in this house until her death in 1948. At least two of her daughters lived in this house at one time or another: Emma Ventura and Minnie Silva (d 1962), the widow of Manuel Souza. Emma’s son Arthur Ventura was shown living here in 1933, when he received his first communion. Another [?] son, Francis J. Ventura (d 2003), became the owner in 1953. His niece, Cathan R. Ventura, next owned the property, through 2005. It’s now owned by Robert D. Williams.

¶ Last updated on 11 July 2016.

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