Provincetown Historic District

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Provincetown Historic District
1stUniversalist Church Provincetown.jpg
Contemporary picture of the First Universalist Church
Location Provincetown, Massachusetts
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Georgian, Federal
NRHP Reference # 89001148[1]
Added to NRHP August 30, 1989

The Provincetown Historic District is a portion of downtown Provincetown, Massachusetts that was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

The district is roughly bounded to the north by U.S. Route 6; to the west by the west end of Commercial St.; to the south by Provincetown Harbor; and to the east by the southeast end of Commercial St. It consists of some 3,000 acres (12 km2), 1127 buildings, three historic structures, and five objects.

First Universalist Church[edit]

The First Universalist Church, built in 1847, is the oldest church in Provincetown. Its "Christopher Wren" tower is thought to have been inspired by the famous English architect. It is now called the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House.

Center Methodist Church (former)[edit]

The Center Methodist Church church building is the current home of the Provincetown Public Library and former home of the town Heritage Museum.

Provincetown Public Library (former)[edit]

The former Provincetown Public Library building remained on the National Register after the library moved in 2005 to the Center Methodist Church, above.

Provincetown Post Office[edit]

The Provincetown Post Office Building on Commercial Street, still the town's only post office.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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