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

Lydia's Bar
Location: 901 S. Memorial Drive, Racine


August 1972

Male/ Female
Bar/ social



First known advertisement, appearing in August 1972 issue of GPU News, says that "Lydia's Bar, formerly in Kenosha, has reopened in Racine". That matches an advertisement for The Shack in Kenosha in the same issue of GPU News, which mentioned in its ad "formerly Liddia's".

More information about this business is welcomed from anyone who can contribute it.


Advertisement, August 1972
from GPU News

Opening Advertisement, Oct. 1972

Credits: contents, design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: June-2007.