Some Mary's Naturally History
first, from Legacy, their telling of the story, from 10/2021, by Barrett White

Part 1, 1971 to 1982
Part 2, 1983 to 2019

lus, See
Mary's Naturally: the Murals & the Story

above is the earliest mention I have found of the club, and as I have earlier issues of The Nuntius
this makes me think the it was opened around this time, as opposed to later "history" articles
sighting, for example a "30th anniversary" in May 2000...would love to verify this either way

the exterior Mary's sign

Above, from a 1974 issue of Gaytimes

Well, if the second anniversary was in 1975, then it opened in 1973,
though a Nuntius ad for March 1971 dates it to that month and year.
Is there revisionist history going on? I also have a May 1995 ad
later tooting its 25th anniversary, May 1970. I tend to think March 1971 is correct.

sometime between 1976 and 1979, Mary's lost its exterior sign

above, 1979 Mary's Parade float
also see this page of the 1979 parade photos
for some interesting shots of Mary's in the background,
including the next two



these next four are from the erotic magazine Gayboy,
a Houston publication...their 'dating' was unreliable
and I think all were from around 1972



this one from David (Atlanta), 1972

1973, 1974, 1975



these are by no means ALL the ads, just a sampling...







above, rare interior shot



yes, Mary's II in Galveston




























Marys 1980 Pride Week Ad & Photo

Mary's Bar Raid, June 20, 1980
61 Arrested












Mary's during 1981 Pride Parade









above, 1982


Below, year unknown, from Giovanni Sedita

On to 1983