Stonewall Inn

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Stonewall Inn
NYC Landmark
Stonewall Inn 2012 with gay-pride flags and banner.jpg
2012; the building on the right was part of the property in 1969
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Location53 Christopher Street
Manhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°44′01.67″N 74°00′07.56″W / 40.7337972°N 74.0021000°W / 40.7337972; -74.0021000Coordinates: 40°44′01.67″N 74°00′07.56″W / 40.7337972°N 74.0021000°W / 40.7337972; -74.0021000
NRHP reference #99000562
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 28, 1999
Designated NHLFebruary 16, 2000[2]
Designated NMONJune 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
Designated NYCLJune 23, 2015[1]

The Stonewall Inn (or just Stonewall) is a gay/lesbian tavern and recreational bar in New York City. It was also the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots. The original inn closed in 1969. In 1990, a bar named "Stonewall" opened in the western half of the original location.[3]

In June 2015, the Stonewall received an official landmark status from New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for its role as the catalyst of the LGBT movement.[4] It is the first landmark in New York City that has been recognized due to its status in LGBT history.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brazee, Christopher D. et al. (June 23, 2015) Stonewall Inn Designation Report New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission
  2. National Historic Landmarks Program (2008). "Stonewall". National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-12-30.
  3. "Stonewall Inn". The National Park Service. Retrieved Jan 5, 2016.
  4. "The Stonewall Inn Designation" (PDF). NYCLPC. Retrieved Jan 5, 2016.
  5. "NYC Grants Landmark Status to Movement Building". Retrieved Jan 5, 2016.