Vintage gay

Any guesses on when or where this week’s vintage gay photo may have been taken?

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8 responses to “Vintage gay

  1. Addendum to my earlier post: Heise’s Plumbing is also listed the the 1976 and 1977 Polk’s San Francisco City Directories as being at 548 Castro Street, so my guess this that this photo is at this location, not the one listed in the 1978 directory.


  2. I would take this photo to be at the Heise’s location on 16th Street, between Guerrero and Dolores Sts. – they are listed at this location in the Polk’s 1978 San Francisco City Directory.


  3. From the haircut and clothes, I think mid 70s.
    The place? I don’t know


  4. Ocean Avenue, San Francisco near Daly City.


  5. I cheated and Googled Heise’s Plumbing and Heating, it’s in San Francisco. That pic looks 70s to me


  6. The sign on the shop door reads Heise’s Plumbing & Heating. They are listed as 260 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco, California. Not far from Balboa Park. But this looks like an earlier location. They have been in SF since 1954. My guess is the mid 70s.


  7. Mid to late 70s, San Francisco?



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