Looking Back and Forward

Conference overview

Post-Conference Recap

Conference participants submitted a number of recommendations at the close of the sessions.

Tiptoeing through the GLBT Preservation Movement

Conference organizer, Gerry Takano's 2011 call to reassess GLBT historic preservation, and news of Will Fellows' and Helen P. Branson's new edition of the 1957 memoirs, Gay Bar. (PDF format)

Looking Back & Foward - Conference Photos

Conference Photos

Photos taken throughout the Conference sessions are now online.

Conference Speakers List

Information on the Conference speakers and brief summaries of topics they presented.

Susan Stryker, Will Fellows

Conference Addresses Preservation of Gay Sites

The Bay Area Reporter article on the Conference

Session Schedule

Looking Back and Forward 2001 Conference Sessions - Activities schedule.

Conference Sessions Schedule

AT THE HOTEL BIJOU

9:00 am to 9:30 am
Registration and coffee

9:30 am to 9:45am
Welcome & Introduction
Introductions and welcome by Friends of 1800 President, Dennis Richards, and Peter McNamee, Hotel Bijou

9:45 am to 10:45 am
PLENARY SESSION 1:  Rainbow Revitalization: The GLBT Role in the American Historic Preservation Movement.
William Colburn, Consultant and US ICOMOS Board, Dearborn, Michigan

10:45 am to 11:00 am
Break

11:00 am to 12:15 pm
PANEL PRESENTATION: Overview of Neighborhoods and GLBT Projects
Discussion and presentation on the definitions of GLBT neighborhoods and community. Speakers will discuss their particular regions. Session participants can share projects in their communities as well.

Moderator: Gerry Takano, AIA, Friends of 1800.

Southern California
Jeff Samudio, DesignAID and California Hist. Res. Com.

Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
Angie McCarrel, Consultant, Seattle, Wa.

"Boystown," Chicago
Chris Reed, Lake Forest College, Chicago, llinois

San Francisco Fallon Project
John Wullbrandt, Friends of 1800, San Francisco, CA

AT SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Hispanic Latino Meeting Room, lover level

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Lunch and presentation: Current research on SF's Queer Geography
Damon Scott, Ph.D. cand. University of Texas at Austin

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
PANEL PRESENTATION: GLBT Involvement in Historic Interiors

Moderator: Neal Metal, ASID, CID, Friends of 1800
Brenda Beers Mock, ASID, CID (int. designer)
Gene Peterson (contractor)
Paul Reynolds (homeowner)

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
CITY HALL & HAYES VALLEY, RESIDENCE OF
RICHARD REUTLINGER TOUR

Rob Bregoff, Friends of 1800
John Wullbrandt, Jim Kennedy & Pat Sexton (City Hall)
Robin Levitt (Hayes Valley)
Richard Reutlinger (824 Grove at Webster )

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
On Your Own, MARLENA'S (Hayes and Octavia)

6:00 pm-8:30pm
RECEPTION AT THE BUCHEON GALLERY
540 Hayes Street (Sydney Brown & Sheila Cohen, proprietors)

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AT THE HOTEL BIJOU

9:30 am to 9:45 am
Welcome and coffee
Dennis Richards

9:45 am to 11:00 am
Panel discussion: Interpretation, Significance, and Strategies
Moderator: William Colburn

California Register
Marie Nelson, SHPO, Sacramento, CA

The Other Side: Tenderloin, Polk, and SOMA
Susan Stryker, Director, GLBT Hist. Society of No. California

Places of GLBT Spirituality

Jim Mitulski, GLBT Outreach Coordinator, Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library

Loss of Institutional Memory: Kuhio District and Surf, Honolulu, Hawaii
Gerry Takano, AIA, Friends of 1800

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
ON YOUR OWN, lunch (regroup at SF Library)

AT THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
PLENARY SESSION 2: Preservation Comrades:
Gay Men as Keepers of Culture

Will Fellows, writer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1:45 pm to 3:00pm
Where to from Here?
Dennis Richards, panelists and participants

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tour of the James C. Hormel Center and the Tenderloin
Jim Van Buskirk, Director, Hormel Center
Terrence Kissack, GLBT Hist. Society of Northern California

5:00 pm
French Bistro and Cabaret TGIF & Fallon Building Tour
PIAF'S (1686 Market Street at Gough Street) and tour of nearby GLBT Community Center (Fallon Building)

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

Friends of 1800

The Friends of 1800 is a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving significant historical buildings, landmarks, and architectural heritage of San Francisco. The organization has a special interest in the preservation of sites important to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender history and culture.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

GLBTHS collects, preserves and promotes an active knowledge of the history, arts and culture of sexually diverse communities in Northern California and beyond.

James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center.

The Center is devoted to documentation of lesbian and gay history and culture by collecting, preserving and providing access to material on all aspects of the bay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

Alan Martinez, Architect, Inc.

A San Francisco firm that strives to design architecture with the graciousness, weight, authority, and variety generally associated with traditional building styles.

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