History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Wisconsin - Businesses - Bars and Clubs

 
The Factory dance bar, aka Inferno- Image & Articles Gallery

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Very early ad, shortly after opening
(GPU News, May-June 1973 issue)
Miss Gay Milwaukee & Mr. Groovy Guy contest
October 1973
(GPU News, November-December 1973 issue)
Interior photos, late 1974
(GPU News, Dec. 1974 issue)
Advertisement, early 1975
(GPU News, March 1975 issue)

Advertisement, Feb. 1978
(Milw. Calendar, vol 1 no. 1)
Advertisement incl Broadway Health Club, March 1978
(Milw. Calendar, vol 1 no. 3)
Advertisement, June 1978
(Milw. Calendar, vol 1 no. 10)
Advertisement, Tiger's Birthday, April 1979
(GPU News)


Photo, Bobby Brugger at Factory,
Aug. 1980
(Milw. Calendar, vol 3 no. 18)
Advertisement, Factory Loading Dock,
Oct. 1980
(Milw. Calendar, vol 3 no. 22)

Photo- Jim Van Beck, light wizard
at Factory; Nov. 1980
(Milw. Calendar, vol 3 no. 24)
Photo- Ron the DJ at Factory,
Nov. 1980
(Milw. Calendar, vol 3 no. 24)
Advertisement, Happy Holidays,
Dec. 1980
(Milw. Calendar, vol 3 no. 26)
Ad: "Sexual Pulsating", Feb. 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 2)
Ad: "Uncle Vinty wants you", April 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 6)
Ad: Sunday night live entertainment
in Loading Dock, April 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 7)
Ad: Snopek electronic rock,
May 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 8)
Photo- Factory manager Jimmy Wagner,
May 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 8)
Advertisement, Horray for Hollywood show,
May 1981
(Gay Milw., vol 4 no. 10)

View from the southwest
(circa 1977; photo by Don Schwamb)
Closeup of the entrance
(circa 1977; photo by Don Schwamb)
Preferred Customer cards
(circa 1976-78; contributed by Don Schwamb)
Bouncer shot Dec. 1980- Newspaper article
(Milwaukee Journal)
(see Dennis Wesela page for more
information on the man killed)
Bouncer shot 1980- Killer charged
(Milwaukee Journal)
Violence discussion after bouncer shot
(GPU News)
New Years Eve gifts to patrons,
Dec 31, 1981 and 1982
(contributed by D.Schwamb)
Advertisement, Factory manager Ron Geiman
leaving to work for Escape, March 1982
(Escape vol 5 issue 6)

Closing announcement and invitation
(contributed by D.Schwamb)
Plans to convert former Factory
building into Theatre
(InStep vol 3 issue 3)
View Page 2 of article

Fondly Remembered 20 years later:
Bar as a central figure in the The Beef Matson Mysteries by R. Chris, 2004


 

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Last updated: March-2010.

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