History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Businesses - Spas/ Bath Houses/ Health Clubs

Finalandia Health Spa
aka Le Club Finlandia
Location: 707 E. Knapp St.


approx. 1970
approx. 1982


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The Finlandia Health Spa is the first men's bath house documented in Milwaukee to date. It advertised throughout the publication of the GPU News (1971-1981) as a typical gay bath house, or spa. By 1980, the club advertised as "Le Club Finlandia", advertising "Roman pool, private saunas, swedish massage".


Advertisement, October 1971
GPU News, October 1971

Advertisement, circa 1980

Membership card

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: November-2006.