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Twin Peaks Tavern - gay
bar, historic landmark

San Francisco Chronicle, by Marisa Lagos

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/20/2013 9:41:14 PM

In 1972, when Mary Ellen Cunha and Peggy Forster threw open the doors and uncovered the windows at Twin Peaks Tavern on the corner of Castro and Market streets, they didn´t know they were making history. But four decades later, the bar that has sat both literally and figuratively at the center of San Francisco´s gay rights movement and community is now a historic landmark. Twin Peaks Tavern, which first opened in 1935 but was purchased by Cunha and Forster in 1971, is believed to be the first gay bar in the nation to feature full-length, open plate glass windows

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Give it 20 years or so and certain special-interest establishments in Chicago´s Boys Town area will likewise receive their due.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/20/2013 9:47:26 PM     (No. 9128950)

Minor league stuff compared to our military bases and our National Cathedral which are now on a par with bath houses.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John Moses Browning, 1/20/2013 9:54:58 PM     (No. 9128962)

The article mentions that "it is believed to be the first gay bar in the nation to feature full-length, open plate glass windows".

That is truly amazing. full-length, open plate glass windows.

What will they come up with next in San Fran?
60 year old men walking around downtown naked?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/20/2013 10:05:49 PM     (No. 9128972)

chirp.. chirp..
and anyone cares?

homosexual bars.. how 70´s...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 1/20/2013 10:24:27 PM     (No. 9129002)

Wake me when some place is declared a historic landmark for being the last gay bar. That would be significant history. This really isn´t.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 1/20/2013 11:42:49 PM     (No. 9129113)

Has "The Won" shined his light in this particular tavern....assuming it serves beer?



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Reply 6 - Posted by: provide, 1/21/2013 7:31:14 AM     (No. 9129443)

The Boy´s Town bathhouses will have Presidential plaques on them.

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