In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The LGBTQ community faced intense discrimination from law enforcement at this time, but instead of dispersing, the crowd fought back. The six-day long resistance that followed was a key turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement.
In June 2016, President Obama designated the site as the Stonewall National Monument, America’s first LGBTQ national park site. It is considered significant because of its association with events that represent the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The National Monument includes the bar, Christopher Park, and the streets where the events occurred.
Learn more about CyArk’s digital documentation of the Stonewall National Monument here. This project was made possible through the generous support of Iron Mountain.
LiDAR and photogrammetric data are available for this project at openheritage3D.org