This lovely and consequential house (c1875/85) has been in the foreground of thousands of pictures taken from the Pilgrim Monument. The Victorian-era gingerbread trim in its eaves is unmistakable. Walter P. Chrysler made his home here while running the Chrysler Museum of Art. Roslyn Garfield, lawyer, real estate broker and civic leader, had her office here. Staying here as a renter, Urvashi Vaid wrote Virtual Equality.
This was once the office of the Provincetown Business Guild, founded in 1978 as a group of gay-run and gay-friendly establishments. Since 2001, the house has been the headquarters of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, an organization devoted to research, public education and conservation and best known for its work with marine mammals. It was founded in 1975 by Charles “Stormy” Mayo, Barbara Mayo and Graham Giese.