Patricia Ratcliff Shultz (1929-2008).
Given the density of Provincetown, the scarcity of new development sites and the transient nature of its population, real-estate brokers play an outsized role in civic affairs. Beginning in the late 1970s, Pat Shultz Real Estate was among the most influential and well-connected brokerages. Shultz was also active below the radar, too. It is no coincidence that the new wing of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum — for which she campaigned passionately — bears the name of Alvin Ross, a paintere whose sister, Lenore Ross, was Shultz’s partner of more than four decades.
¶ Last updated on 16 October 2017.