Spirits They Can Live With
For the residents of Provincetown, Mass., the old Martin House conjures up a variety of impressions. Some see the shingled structure, built in 1750, as a place where fishermen once lived. Others identify it as the home of abolitionists. Still others will tell you it’s populated by ghosts.
And there are plenty who remember it as a restaurant and bar where Norman Mailer liked to sit at a table by the enormous hearth in the back, drinking and scribbling notes.