From Vermouth
to Vaudeville


PRISM stands on a site
that has stories to tell

This location flourished as a lively destination within the historic Theatre and Loft District, and contributed significantly to San Francisco’s LGBTQ+ community.
Following the earthquake of 1906, a new era of entertainment was ushered in with the Golden Gate Building. Since that time, the site has been home to theaters, movie houses, restaurants, and night clubs. From gastronomic delights to gay vaudeville, names like the PIG’N WHISTLE, CRYSTAL BOWL, and KENO’S 47 CLUB have become an important part of San Francisco history.
1930 | Pig’n Whistle
1936 | Leo Deslys & Keno Clark
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