Alden 005


Our journey down Alden Street begins with the Adams family, which has owned this building since 1966. The core of the house was constructed before the Civil War. Like many — if not most — houses in Provincetown, it has since grown by accretion. It was the home of one J. Silva in 1910, according to a street atlas from that time, when a “J. Silva” could have been one of about 20 in town. Emidio Santos owned the property in the 1950s. Mary Joseph Santos sold the house in 1966 to Howard D. Adams (b ±1931), a fish handler, and his wife, Bertha Louise (Avelino) Adams (b 1938). She was still living there in 2012, with their son Ernest J. Adams (b 1958), a retired maintenance worker. Lou Ann Bowen — a/k/a TheYearRounder — well known in town as a trolley bus operator, tour guide, and blogger on local history, has also called this home.

¶ Last updated on 8 August 2018.

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