History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Businesses - Spas/ Bath Houses/ Health Clubs
 
Broadway Health Club
Location: 158 N. Broadway

Opened:
Closed:

May 1978
approx. 1981
Clientele:

Male

 

 
       
 

The Broadway Health Club was a gay "bath house", the type of establishment widely accepted as being a place for consenting men to find anonymous sex.

The Broadway Health Club was located upstairs from the then-wildly popular and legendary dance bar, The Factory. But as with other bath houses, it attracted the attention of the Milwaukee Police Department, which conducted numerous raids on the facility.

 


Advertisement, February 1978
Milw. Calendar, February 1978


Opening advertisement,
May 5, 1978


Opening advertisement,
BHC membership card

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: 30-November-2005.