This is the history page for the Halifax gay bar of the same name at 1566 Hollis Street, near Salter. For information about the bar that started gay pride in the world, see HistoryOfGayPride.
The business name was registered April 26, 1995 and revoked for nonpayment June 01, 1997. RJSC lists directors for a related numbered company as ElizabethGarrett?, Toronto; PeterRosenthal?, and lawyer VictorGoldberg? as the registering agent.
It was a nice place with character and atmosphere (that you could breathe, too! :-)
In the '60s, this space was The Paradise Restaurant, a greasy spoon type late-night eatery, right in the heart of the nastiest bit of Hollis Street during the '60s, where cops chummed with drag queens, hookers, cruisers and the rest of the city's more interesting characters.
December, 2004, someone writes: Is there anyone out there who recalls who won the one and only (where have I seen that comment before) Miss StoneWall Pageant? (held at StoneWall Tavern) Dita Parlow ran for this title, as well Montana, Dixie, Lolita, Francesca, and Mercedes. Something tells me Francesca won, but Jenny Blake would be able to Clarify that statement, and add it to DragPageants
Stone Wall was my 1st gay bar I been in. It was January 15, 1996 I step in for the st time, had my lunch, then went back that evening, Had a few dances . Then in April, 1996 I moved up to the city where I did enjoy myself at Stone Wall til it close up. I miss it