Bradford 226


A terrific vestige of early times, this three-quarter Cape is known as the King’s Highway Stagecoach Stop and is said in popular lore to have been built around 1775 in Truro to serve stagecoaches on their way from Eastham along the King’s Highway, when King George III was sovereign around these parts — to the extent that anyone ever was. The Provincetown Historic Survey is more guarded, putting the construction date range as 1790 to 1820. In the 1930s, the designer and sculptor Saul Yalkert and his wife, Ruth Dyer, meticulously restored the building.

¶ Adapted from Building Provincetown (2015).

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