|The Alice Austin House|
Location: Rosebank, Staten Island, New York, USA
Opened: Original one-room structure dates to 1600s
Closed: Home still exists, but in need of repairs, weatherproofing, and general preservation
I don't post too often on private homes as lost womyn's space, but I'll make an exception in this case. Besides, rules are meant to be broken, right?
|Alice Austen (sitting) and Gertrude Tate|
Yes, yet another lesbian power couple named Alice and Gertrude.
Rather than repeat what the Boys said--or steal all their photographs--I'll just urge you to visit them.
There's a second reason you need to visit the Bowery Boys website. This home is a nominee in the Partners for Preservation initiative, which is awarding preservation funding for eligible properties in the New York City area. Winners are selected by popular vote, so if you feel moved to save Alice and Gertrude's home, go to the Boys site (or straight to the Partners site) and VOTE! You only have a few days left! And you can vote once every day! Do your part to save a historical womyn's space!