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Rear Admiral Donald MacMillan

macmillian house

There’s some working happening in the house in which Rear Admiral Donald MacMillan (1874-1970) lived at 473 Commercial St. in Provincetown. The town’s wharf is named for its most famous resident—McMillan was an arctic explorer, geographer and naturalist who, despite all his travels, lived close to where he was born.

Provincetown Books!

Ptown bookshop (1)

Provincetown Books has been a key spot in town since Paul Smith opened it in 1940, though the building that houses it at 246 Commercial St. was built around 1850 by Capt. Philip Cook. Because of its big window, in which new books by local and national authors are continually rotated, it was called the Port-Hole Building. Filmmaker-writer John Waters worked there for years starting back in the 1960s and is still a regular customer.