Month: March 2016
Speaking with Columbia Students
This evening we were invited by Columbia University’s Queer Students of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (QSAPP) to give a presentation on our project, which was followed by a reception.
It was great to speak with the next generation of preservationists and architects about preserving LGBT historic sites.
Julius’ Listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places!
March 24, 2016
Julius’ bar, 2016. Photo by Christopher D. Brazee/NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project.
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project’s nomination of Julius’ bar to the National Register of Historic Places moved one step closer today when it was officially listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places.
A press release from Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday included Julius’ as one of 19 sites across the state recognized for their significance to New York state history.
The 1966 ‘Sip-In’ at Julius’, which approaches its 50th anniversary in April, is considered an important event in the pre-Stonewall gay rights movement and a big step forward in the development of legitimate (rather than mob-owned) LGBT bars in New York City.
Bayard Rustin Residence Listed on the National Register of Historic Places!
Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), a highly influential African-American civil rights leader and later gay rights activist, organized the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — among other accomplishments — while living in his long-time Penn South residence in Chelsea. He often could not take credit for his work because he lived as an openly gay man.
In honor of his significant contributions to American history, Rustin’s residence in Penn South was added to the National Register of Historic Places today! The addition of Rustin’s residence to the National Register brings the total of LGBT-specific sites on the list to five. Last December, the Bayard Rustin Residence was also listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places.
Read the official nomination, written by Mark Meinke of the Rainbow Heritage Network, and also be sure to take a look at our Bayard Rustin Residence site page.
Bayard Rustin Residence National Register Nomination