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(October 2014)

Long painted vivid red, this house was constructed between the 1850s and 1880s. It was owned by L. Soares in 1910. By 1918, it housed Antoine and Annie (Santos) Costa. In 1926, it was purchased by Louis R. Oliver (b ±1890), a laborer, and his wife, Mary V. Oliver (b 1898). One of the twin sons of Mother Avellar, from 437-439 Commercial Street, Gerald E. Avellar (b 1895), was living here in the early 1960s with his wife, Eva Avellar (b ±1899). Mary Oliver was here in the early ’80s, as were her daughter [?], Thelma D. Oliver (b 1931), a clerk; her brother, Antone T. Costa (b 1909), a retired clerk; and his wife [?], Dorothy E. Costa (b 1912). The building is owned by Catherine M. Brown of Newburgh, N.Y.

¶ Last updated on 29 May 2016.


Carol Oliver wrote on 25 October 2012: This was my grandparent’s house. There is a circular cellar under the kitchen and one under what was the front bedroom. I wish we could have kept it in the family.


Catherine Brown wrote on 9 June 2015: C. Brown has owned the house for approximately 22 years so your date is wrong. [Corrected] Also, the house was red when she bought it. [Corrected] The circular cellar is still under the kitchen but the other one no longer exists.

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