Thanks For the Memories: Then & Now

DaysCottagesThenThe iconic Days’ Cottages along Route 6A in North Truro have survived hurricanes, inspired artists and photographers over the decades and provided a place for families to gather and create special summertime memories. So when the Days family announced the sale of the beachfront cottages in October on Facebook, it was not surprising to see dozens of people posting vacation photos and artwork and expressing great sadness over the news (“I was hoping for at least one more year!”). The asking price for each 420-square-foot cottage averages around $400,000 each. As of press time, nine cottages were under agreement. The identical cottages lined up in a row have been in the Days family for eight decades. At the beginning of the Great Depression, Joseph A. Days began building the rental cottages on his property. He started with five cottages and opened for business in 1931. By the end of the 1930s, there were 22 cottages—all named after a flower (Daisy, Poppy, Lilac, for example). Perhaps fans can take some comfort in the fact that even under new ownership, the iconic look and feel of the cottages will stay the same since the Truro Historical Society won’t allow them to be changed.

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