LGBTQIA+ History on Hennepin
In the 1940s and 1950s, The Dugout Bar attracted gay and bisexual men after dark. In this photo, the bar’s married owner stands on the right, behind the bar, with the daytime crowd. The Dugout stood across from the fabled Metropolitan Building and fell to the wreckers in the early 1960s. Patrons rummaged for bricks as keepsakes.