I just stumbled across this post on Upstater.com that Casa Susanna, the inspiration for Harvey Fierstein's play, Casa Valentina, is on the market. Back in the 1960's, Casa Susanna was a discrete guest house near Hunter where cross-dressing men could vacation and be 'themselves'. It has a fascinating history that was documented in photos that were found in a Manhattan flea market a decade or so ago by Michael Hurst and Robert Swope, who put them together into a book in 2005, Casa Susanna, available on Amazon. The story and photos are fascinating. Then the story was transformed into a play on Broadway. And now you can buy the house!
Note, this is up in Greene County near Hunter, outside of the area I handle. But the history us so cool, I wanted to post it on my blog. You can either click through the links in the Upstater post to get to the listing (and the contact info for the agent), or use this link. Upstater also references this article on Chronogram about the place and the book. (The book, by the way, is a sure fire holiday gift hit for lgbt Catskill friends.)