“Lady Richmond” was how James Hay Richmond was known fondly to his friends. He was the namesake of the Richmond Inn, a predominantly gay B&B, which he and his partner, James Pardy, opened here in 1976. Richmond died in 1994. The business was renamed the Grand View Inn. Owned and run by Jeffrey Haley and Gary Vance, it’s one of those increasingly rare accommodations of modest ambition and moderate price. The main house is said by the owners to have been built before the Civil War. No. 4 was once the home of Mary “Lil” (Amaral) Russe and Joaquin Russe. He was on a relay team in 1931 that won the first trophy cup brought back to the new Provincetown High School.
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