18th Street & Hartford Street - 1981

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18th & Hartford Street, currently Jaguar Books specializing in gay pornography. Note the man in the shadows, cruising. The AIDS crisis had just begun but was not in the news yet. The second floor of this building is a sex club. Neighbors wanted the sex club closed and protested. The issue went to the Board of Supervisors, and Harry Britt, the Supervisor who replaced Harvey Milk, persuaded the Board that it was legitimate recreation in a residentially zoned building. However, in a year or so, all of the gay bath houses and most sex clubs were closed.

Created by
Kirkeberg, Max
Date
9/20/1981
Slide ID
Castro-18th-4000-03
Type
Slide
Format
TIFF
Source
Emeritus Professor Max Kirkeberg, Department of Geography, San Fransisco State University
San Francisco State University
Locale
San Francisco, California
Rights
Public
Views
1655

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