Bradford 078-082

(April 2014.)

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa.

The Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa occupies a commanding spot in what appears to be giddy Queen Anne style, though the turret is actually a much later addition. Known in the 1950s as Lynn House and in the ’80s as the Dusty Miller Inn, it was reopened in 1999 and is owned by the proprietors of the Brass Key: Thomas Walter, Kenneth Masi, and David Sanford. The Crowne Pointe, too, is a compound: the Mansion, 82 Bradford; the Abbey and Garden Residence, 80 Bradford (formerly the Sea Drift Inn); the Wellness Spa, 78 Bradford; and the Captain’s House, 4 Prince Street.

In 1950, the Mansion was the home of John F. and Dorothy E. Linskey. It was there that Lorenzo Dow Baker Jr., whose father was a cofounder of the United Fruit Company (Chiquita bananas) and owner of 162 Commercial Street, died after what The Boston Globe called a long illness. Like his father, Baker had been a director of the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association.

From Building Provincetown (2015); last updated on 1 July 2020.

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