The Eighth Annual House Tour organized by the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM) took place on Saturday, September 22,2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year’s tour focused on the historic West End of Provincetown and includes five houses and King Hiram’s Masonic Lodge, followed by a talk and cocktail reception at Seashore Point, the outer Cape’s only full-service residential community.
Here are some highlights from the Tour promotion in 2012:
Tickets, $30 ($25 for members), are available at PMPM and include admission to the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum exhibits on the day of the tour. While all the homes are within easy walking distance of the Pilgrim Monument, a trolley, sponsored by Seashore Point, will be available to take ticket holders on a route from Seashore Point, along Commercial Street to the West End location of homes, and up to the Pilgrim Monument.
On the tour this year is a Cape floated over from Long Point. The present owners renovated the home and preserved many of the distinctive architectural features. Also on the tour is a home that recently appeared in House Beautiful magazine and the studio of one of Provincetown’s most well-known, early artists. Besides private homes, attendees can see King Hiram’s Masonic Lodge, which is usually open only to lodge members. Founded in 1795 with a charter signed by Paul Revere, the Lodge has a close connection to the Pilgrim Monument and holds the trowel used by President Roosevelt to lay the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Monument in its collection. The present building was completed in 1870, and has undergone many changes; the interior, however, has remained virtually intact.
“This year attendees will see first-hand the innovative ways in which homeowners have adapted 19th century houses to fit their 21st century lifestyles, as well as the broad range of unique dwellings Provincetown residents call home,” said Laurel Guadazno of PMPM. “We are deeply grateful to the homeowners for their willingness to open their homes for this tour.”
For more information, telephone 508-487-1310