& the bars at 2700 Albany
The site of at least seven gay clubs from the 1970s through 1985,
the building was originally an orphanage.
first gay club on the site was the Farmhouse...
That club was previously at 3535 Westheimer, moving
to 2710 Albany by the end of 1974. The property was so
large that for some businesses address
numbers other than 2700 were used.
Next, in June 1980, starting
a short run
as a country dance bar, putting itself
in competition with the Brazos River
Bottom, which was already two years old
last TWT bar listing of it
a name change in Oct 10,
change again, in March 1981...lasting a couple months
changing name back
in May, closing in June,
last appearance on bar listing June 19, 1981
probably the most popular gay club at the address,
opening June 1982 and lasting until August 1984
below, a cabaret theatre on the same property was open
for a short time
going down, and a quick name change
in June 1984, only to change back in August.
by August 31, 1984, the only remaining business listing at the property
was for Eagle Leathers
another club, opening June
13, 1985, but its
last listing in the TWT guide was 9/13/85
of the gay club era......
though, below, some organizations, like
the GLPC, held
meetings at the site, at least through 1996
circa 1994 there was a punk
club at the location
Houston lasted quite a few years, from 1989 until 2001