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Henry Gerber House

1885

 

—Chicago Landmark —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
1. Henry Gerber House Marker
Inscription. This house is nationally significant as the earliest known site associated with the gay and lesbian civil rights movement in the United States. It was the home of pioneering activist Henry Gerber from 1924 to 1925, during which time he organized the Society for Human Rights, the nation’s first gay civil-rights organization. The house was the location of Society meetings and the place where Gerber write at least the first of the two issues published of “Friendship and Freedom,” the first-documented gay periodical in America.

Designated on June 6, 2001
Richard M. Daley, Major
 
Erected 2001 by Commission on Chicago Landmarks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chicago Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 41° 54.792′ N, 87° 38.15′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on North Crilly Court south of West Saint Paul Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1710 North Crilly Court, Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Triangle (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second City (about
Henry Gerber House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
2. Henry Gerber House Marker
The marker in embedded in the sidewalk in front on the Gerber House.
700 feet away); Old Town’s Entrepreneur Spirit (#1) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. ¼ mile away); City Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported missing); Hidden Truths (approx. ¼ mile away); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Gerber Home. National Trust for Historic Preservation (Submitted on October 7, 2011.) 
 
Additional keywords. gay & lesbian
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
Henry Gerber House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
3. Henry Gerber House
 
 
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