Letter - History Preservation Advocate Reflects on Captain Linnell House

from Al & Gayle Williams

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Dear Editor,

On New Year’s Eve, my wife and I celebrated my birthday by dining at The Captain Linnell House in Orleans. It has become a tradition for us as we enjoy dining there on special occasions.

It was a heartwarming sight to see so many other people having dinner at this painstakingly restored, sea captain’s home in Orleans. Bill and Shelly Conway have done a remarkable job of preserving/restoring this impressive, historic building.  Over the years, they have generously sponsored fundraisers for non-profit organizations like the Academy of Performing Arts and the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Just as they were nearing the finish line of their careers, it appeared that the sale of the Captain Linnell House was a done deal.  However, the sale was not concluded and they have had to restart their restaurant business.  Having attended fundraisers and dining there, we can attest to the attention to detail that Bill and Shelly have given to this elegant restaurant.  It is ideal for dining, private parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.  As we were leaving, we were reminded that the flashed glass panels around the front door are identical in color and design to those above the balcony door on the third floor of Crosby Mansion in Brewster.

Although Crosby Mansion is closed for the winter, The Captain Linnell House is open for business as usual.


Al & Gayle Williams 

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