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  • Tags: Bars and Clubs

Old San Juan Hotel_ ie_ Grand Central Hotel _ Orange and Central_001.jpg
This postcard depicts an artist's rendition of the San Juan Hotel in downtown Orlando. Originally established in the late 1880s, the San Juan was purchased and converted into the Grand Central, a gay resort, in the late 1970s. In 1979, part of the…

Parliament House El Goya ad Miss Florida Female Impersonators Pageant 1977.jpg
This advertisement wishes the best to the 1977 entrants into the Miss Florida Female Impersonators Pageant. This pageant took place before the El Goya burned down in November 1977.

Hanks Contax May 18_ 2000s.jpg
This advertisement is for the bar Hank's. The bar ran happy hour every day of the week from noon to 8pm.

Hank's originally opened in 1977 under Wally Wood, one of the members of the Gay and Lesbian Gang. It closed sometime in the following years,…

Las Novedades.jpg
This image depicts Las Novedades, a historic restaurant in Ybor City, Florida, established in 1890. In 1976, Bill Miller of the Parliament House purchased the restaurant and converted it into El Goya Lounge, a gay bar. The bar was open for less than…

This photograph is of the Parliament House Motor Lodge welcome sign in 1975. The sign reads "It[']s a nice day. Smile."The Parliament House Motor Lodge, originally established in 1962, was purchased by Mike Hodge and Bill Miller after the Orlando…

Palace Club - A Friendly Voice May 8_ 1991.jpg
In this advertisement, the Palace Club sought to attract gay patrons to its "only all gay after hour tradition" on the weekends. This advertisement was put out after the club's move in 1981 to 3400 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida.The Palace…
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