Town Square

Honor & MemoryBiography NotesLocationDescription on Property
Jesse Arnold Silva SquareJesse A. Silva was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Silva. He was killed in the Italian Campaign on February 1, 1944. He was 27 years old and Provincetown's only paratrooper at the time. He was the first Provincetown serviceman killed on the battlefront. He lived at 225 Bradford Street and attended Provincetown High School. He worked at the Cape Cod Cold Storage prior to enlisting.



Corner of Howland and Bradford Streets
SW corner Bradford Street and Howland at the Mildred S Greensfelder (East End) Playground
Charles S. Darby SquareAround 1928 Charles Darby came to Provincetown. He was a painter and an exceptionally handsome likable man with a great sense of humor. He was a bombardier in World War II and was shot down over the English Channel. He survived this crash but was shot down again over land and killed. While in Provincetown he belonged to the Beachcombers Club, a male fellowship of artists. That group had a cross made in his memory by sculptor William Boogar that they placed in his memory on the tip of Long Point.


NE corner Commercial & Bangs St. at Provincetown Art AssociationN/A
Manual N. Lopes SquareManuel Lopes came from Olhao, Portugal. Manuel Lopes was inducted into the army on September 10, 1917, and was killed in action in Europe on July 18, 1918. He was cited for "gallantry in action and especially meritorious service." He was 23 when he died fighting for our country.





North end of Lopes Sq. IslandFacing Commerical Street south of Standish Street
Norman S. Cook SquareN/A
NW corner of Ryder & Commercial St.On Town Hall property
John J. Thomas Sq.John J. Thomas was a Provincetown serviceman killed in the Second World War. He died aboard a minelayer off the Atlantic coast on August 5, 1943 when a mine on his ship exploded.


NW corner Commercial & WinthropN/A
Louis Ferreira Square BenchN/A
SE corner Franklin & Commerical St.In small Louis Ferreira Park
Warren Witherstine Square
Warren Witherstein died in a plane crash.


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Facing water, west of the Boat ramp in West end Parking Lot
Frank Fratus SquareN/A
Bradford & West Vine St.In Frank Frutus Island
Kenneth Alves SquareN/A
Shankpainter Road & Bradford St.In Island
James Holmes SquareWorld War II Veteran
James Holmes died in Germany. He served in England, France and Germany. He received the Purple Heart. He was a graduate of Provincetown High School. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Holmes. He worked at Watt's Service Station and Burch's Market prior to enlisting.



Braford St. & Prince StreetsTo right of stairs to the Grace Hall Parking Lot
Joseph L. Reis SquareN/A
Bradford & Ryder St. SW cornerNear the WW2 veterens memorial
Matthew A. Gregory Square1st Lieutenant Matthew Gregory of 29 Alden Street was killed in Germany in 1944 when he was 30 years old. He was in the infantry and received five Combat Stars, the Bronze Star and Purple Heart with the Oak leaf Cluster. He was wounded twice. He enlisted in 1937 and was part of the invasion of Normandy, Belgium and Germany. He attended Provincetown High School and worked at the Atlantic Coast Fisheries plant prior to enlisting.


Bradford St. & High Pole Hill RoadOn town land High Pole Hill Park west of High Pole Hill Road
Manuel M. Motta SquareIn memory of Capt. Manual M. Motta born Nov. 6, 1931. Killed in action in Korea Oct. 13, 1950 in the service of his countryWinslow St. Both Motta Field athletic field and a memorial stone with tree and flowers at Winslow St.Memorial Stone Image
Neal Nelson SquareN/A
Conwell St. & Harry Kemp Way in planted Island.N/A
MacMillan PlaqueN/A
At entrance to Macmillan PierN/A
Chelsea Ernest PlaygroundChelsea Ernest was 13 years old in 1993 when she was struck by a car and killed while riding her bicycle near the intersection of Conwell St. and Route 6.Bradford St.West End Playground
Mildred Greensfelder PlaygroundEast End PlaygroundConwell and Bradford St.N/A