This elaborately detailed Renaissance Revival–style office building was designed in 1908 by Buchman and Fox. It housed the headquarters of the United States’ first national gay rights organization, for the first 13 years of its existence, when the National Gay Task Force was responsible for groundbreaking advances in LGBTQ+ rights. Other trailblazing labor, civil rights, and social justice organizations were also located here throughout its existence, including the International Workers Order.

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Photos by Dylan Chandler