Capt. Lysander N. Paine (1831-1918) | Gifford.
The robust, yet refined, Greek Revival home at 96 Commercial Street was built in the mid-19th century and has served in recent years as a 25-room guest house, Captain Lysander’s Inn. Its name came from its builder, Captain Paine, a Provincetown native and partner in the fishing concern of J. & L. N. Paine, which he joined in 1865 with his brother Joshua. Paine’s Wharf stood at what is now 105 Commercial Street. Lysander became president of the Seamen’s Savings Bank in 1874. He and his wife, Rebecca S. Paine (1836-1887), were the grandparents of Edith Linwood Bush, the dean of the Jackson College for Women at Tufts University, who lived at 96 Commercial, and Vannevar Bush, a progenitor of the internet, a father of the atomic bomb, and a pioneer in computing science. [Lot No. 173.]
¶ Last updated on 11 September 2018.
Provincetown’s Historic Cemeteries and Memorials, Key G-12, Page 4.