2. 23 Beekman Place Residence/Paul Rudolph Penthouse

23 Beekman PlaceManhattan was home to Katherine Cornell and Guthrie McClintic, who were one of the most well-known Broadway participants in a “lavender marriage,” which was a term used to describe a marriage where one or both partners in the marriage were gay. Katherine Cornell is often referred to as “the first lady of theater” and Guthrie McClintic was a director and producer. The “couple” lived on separate floors of their townhouse.

Paul Rudolph purchased the building in 1976  converted the building into apartments and created a sculptural penthouse. In a mostly straight-dominated field, Paul Rudolph was a huge contribution the LGBT community as an innovative, gay architect.