Project Update

Our Nomination of Julius’ to the National Register of Historic Places Approved Today!

April 20, 2016

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(left to right) Mattachine Society members John Timmons, Dick Leitsch, Craig Rodwell, and Randy Wicker being refused service by the bartender at Julius', April 21, 1966. Gift of The Estate of Fred W. McDarrah.

After months of research and outreach our report is now available on the National Park Service website. The bar, which was listed just a day before the Sip-In’s 50th anniversary, is now the eighth site in the country listed on the National Register for its significance to LGBT history.

In New York City, Julius’ is the third LGBT-specific site to be added to the National Register. The other two are the recently-listed Bayard Rustin Residence in Chelsea and the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which was listed in 1999. Stonewall is still the only LGBT-specific site in the city to be named a National Historic Landmark.

The nomination of Julius’ also fulfills part of our mission to add more LGBT-specific sites to the National Register. Stay tuned for our next nomination!