The Orchid Room, a gay-friendly bar and lounge, opened at East 105th and Euclid in the 1950s. The Orchid was a semi-private bar and maintained a dress code that required patrons dress “elegantly” to be admitted. The Orchid Room relocated several times after opening. In 1964, the Orchid Room relocated to 21093 Center Ridge Road in Rocky River. In 1966, the Orchid relocated to 1771 East 12th Street. In the early 1970s, the Orchid relocated for the final time to 1510 Prospect Avenue East.

Call and Post. November 16, 1974.

Additional information coming soon.

Resources

  • Negron, Sidney. “Gay Bars in Cleveland.” Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
  • “Orchid Lounge Bar.” In Guild Guide 1964. Washington: Guild Press Ltd., 1964. Page 65.
  • “Orchid Lounge Bar.” In International Guild Guide 1965. Washington: Guild Book Service, 1965. Page 77.
1510 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115 (Orchid Lounge).

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