The Poppy Garden, Union Street, Nantucket post card. Gardiner, black & white.

Sold by NantucketCards
+ $1.00 shipping

Only 1 available

+ $1.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States


Item details

The west end of "Chopping Bowl" as seen from Union Street.

"The house at 22 Union Street originated as a “lean-to” somewhere else on the island in the mid 1700s. The lean-to was the predominant style of early dwelling on Nantucket, characterized by a large central chimney and a sloping roof over a shed-like extension at the rear of the house. The style is often referred to as a “saltbox.” The rafters in the attic on the south side of the house have been cut, suggesting that the roofline changed from that of a lean-to to a house that is two stories high, front and back. This alteration may have occurred when the house was moved from its original location.

It first appeared in its current setting between 1796 and 1809. The deed trail clearly traces it back from current owner Terry Bradley to soapmaker and tallow candlemaker Thaddeus Hussey, whose family lived in the house in 1809. Where the house originated, who built it, and how it got to its present location are matters of conjecture that were explored in depth in the NPT’s first comprehensive house history.

Known as the Chopping Bowl restaurant in the early twentieth century, and well known for its abundant flower gardens, the dwelling has been through several incarnations; it was repositioned, renovated, and enlarged in 1998."

Original H. Marshall Gardiner black & white post card,
divided back, unused, mint condition. Circa 1920's.

    No reviews yet

More from this seller

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

I will make every attempt to ship your item within 24 hours of purchase.
I prefer to ship via the US postal service, 1st class mail. For rush orders or other options please convo me prior to purchasing.
For cross border shipments, please note that buyers are responsible for any and all duties and customs charges that may be incurred.'


I accept Paypal, Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Etsy Gift Cards.

Returns & exchanges

If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return cards to me within 30 days of purchase and I will refund your original purchase price plus original shipping to your PayPal account. Return shipping, however, is the buyer's responsibility.