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Cook Glaspell House

  • Also Known As: The Gay House

  • Address: 564 Commercial St
  • Vicinity: Btw Conway St and Kendall Ln
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1850/00/00 564 Commercial Street is built.
1914/04/00 Susan Glaspell Home Spring of 1914, Susan Glaspell and George Cook buy 564 Commercial. With celebrated painter Charles Demuth as interior designer, Cook works as bricklayer, plumber and carpenter as needed.
1914/07/00 Susan Glaspell Health Due to an unspecified heart lesion, Glaspell's doctor tells her she cannot climb stairs. From pipes, planks and ropes, Cook constructs an elevator from the kitchen to the second floor.
1914/08/00 Susan Glaspell Life During the summer, Cook works on the sundial designing a sculptural base that includes four nude women. Using Glaspell as a model, Cook sculpts Dawn, Noon, Sunset and the North Star. Glaspell provides plaster and water.
1916/00/00 Susan Glaspell Author Glaspell writes Trifles: I went out on the wharf, sat alone on one of our wooden benches without a back, and looked a long time at that bare little stage. After a time the stage became a kitchen. I hurried in from the wharf to write down what I had seen. Trifles (One-Act Play)
1948/07/28 Susan Glaspell Died Susan Glaspell dies of viral pneumonia at aged 72 at home in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Particulars for Cook Glaspell House:
Sight Category Building
Building Type House
Area of Significance Literature
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

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