GayGreyApartmentBuilding

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< * ChrisShepherd (a pic of him and the building appears in PeanutButterAndJamSandwichSevena & Henry Bundy (later his lover Roger Stoddard)
< * Barry Heath & Patrick Murphy (lovers at the time)

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> * ChrisShepherd (a pic of him and the building appears in PeanutButterAndJamSandwichSevena & Henry Bundy (later his lover RogerStoddard)
> * BarryHeath & PatrickMurphy (lovers at the time)


On Morris Street near Barrington Street, a house 2 doors from Don Schlew's Dry Cleaners and across the street from The NS Tech College residence, owned by Abe Leventhal (also owner of the WaverleyInn.) Home of numerous queer personalities in the 1970s; JimDeYoung writes:

The house took on its "gay" element starting in 1976 when Chris Shepherd and Henry Bundy moved into the two bedroom apartment on the ground floor.

Circa 1979-1980 Jim DeYoung moved in across the hall into a one bedroom apartment. Within the next year, the two upstairs bachelor apartments were taken over by PatrickMurphy? and BarryHeath?, lovers, in one unit and RandyKennedy across the hall in the other unit, which at different times was also occupied by GerryGrey and GeorgeRamsey.

With these tenants, the house soon became one of the city's most popular places to hang out and visit friends or show up for one of Chris Shepherd's parties.

The last unit in the building, a 5 bedroom, was held by BobSwitzer, who wasn't a member of the gay community but a great guy and a musicologist with a knowledge that exceeded even Shepherd's.

Over the years the house saw many parties and good times but most of all the unending coffee klatches that occurred in all of the apartments in the building.