7 Pilgrim Heights Road

No picture yet.A prominent figure in the national gay rights movement, Timothy I. “Tim” McFeeley (b 1946), graduated from Princeton and earned a law degree at Harvard. He was the executive director of the Human Rights Campaign Fund from 1989 to 1995, during the first fight to integrate the armed forces, which collapsed into the “don’t ask, don’t tell” provisions. But as a Washington lobbyist, he also counted such victories as the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act of 1990 and the inclusion of protection for people with AIDS and H.I.V. in the Americans with Disabilities Act. More history»

12 Pilgrim Heights Road

12 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2008), by David W. Dunlap. 
12 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown. Map by David W. Dunlap.Provincetown Conservation Trust Land

An irregularly-shaped, 1.39-acre parcel of heathland was granted to the Provincetown Conservation Trust in 1983 by Sumner E. Robinson (1931-1999). Born in Boston, Robinson attended Cornell and New York University. In 1957, he founded/took over [?] the World of Watson’s Department Store in Orleans, which he owned and ran for the next 29 years. He lived in Provincetown, Orleans and Fort Lauderdale. Robinson also gave a 0.38-acre parcel to the trust at 2 Pilgrim Heights Road. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-06-23

13 Pilgrim Heights Road

13 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap. 
Gwen Bloomingdale and Barbara Gard. The Express, Florida's Leading Lesbian and Gay Community Newspaper.Provincetown has sent so many of its sons and daughters into perilous realms as a matter of course. They have almost always come back. So it is profoundly upsetting — shocking — when they do not; leaving so many farewells unsaid.

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Bloomingdale (1941-2001) and her partner of 15 years, Barbara Gard (1948-2001), set out from this house in March 2001 on what they planned as a round-the-world journey in the twin-engine Aero Commander they shared and piloted. Twenty-eight days of the five-month circumnavigation were to be spent as participants in the London-to-Sydney Air Race. Bloomingdale, upper left in the photo, was a great-granddaughter of Lyman G. Bloomingdale, cofounder of Bloomingdale’s department store in New York. She had practiced law in Boston and was deeply involved in efforts leading to the passage in 1989 of a statewide law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, credit and services. More pictures and history

23 Pilgrim Heights Road

23 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
23 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap.If time does not permit a trip on a whale-watching vessel, but you’re still hoping to catch sight of a fluke or two (without aid of binoculars), you can always come to Pilgrim Heights Road, where this pair of whales is perennially diving into a sea of high grass. The 3,200-square-foot house was built in 1996. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2013-06-23

25 Pilgrim Heights Road

25 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2011), by David W. Dunlap. 
Robert E. Cabral. "Witness to War," by Kiana Brophy and Isabel Rogers. Nauset Regional High School.Among the ever-diminishing number of larger-than-life figures in Provincetown, Robert E. Cabral (b 1926) can definitely be counted in the front ranks. Through Cabral Enterprises, he has owned and controlled Fisherman’s Wharf for nearly half a century. And to the extent that a landlord’s business interest may have sometimes have diverged from the public or civic interest, Cabral has never been shy about staking his ground and holding it. “Assert yourself,” is the lesson he said he learned as a Seabee, as recounted in the video interview series, Witness to War. More pictures and history»

36 Pilgrim Heights Road

36 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap. 
36 Pilgrim Heights Road, Provincetown (2013), by David W. Dunlap.Papetsas Building and Design Company

The Papetsas family, which has been in the construction business since the mid-’80s, are not just neighbors of the Cabrals but — as often happens in town — relatives, as well. They’ve owned this property since 1990, which is when their 2,800-square-foot house was built, suggesting strongly that it, too, is a Papetsas project. Thadd D. Papetsas (b 1955), carpenter and paterfamilias, is the son of John “Jack” Papetsas (1930-2009), originally of New Jersey, and Patricia (Cabral) Papetsas, his first [?] wife. More pictures and history»