3. A Concrete Wishing Well Greeted Stonewallers

Secrets of the Stonewall Inn
The Wishing Well no longer exists in his Greenwich Village bar.

Before Stonewall Inn was a gay bar, a restaurant stood in its place. However, a fire destroyed the restaurant and forced it to go out of business. When a man named Tony reopened Stonewall, he kept the concrete wishing well in its place as another way to make a profit.

Although everything within the bar was destroyed during the Stonewall Inn Riots, veterans of the bar recall the wishing well at the entrance. Perhaps some of them wished for the strength to fight back against the discriminatory laws that negatively impacted their lives, for they rebelled in late June two years following the bar’s opening.