Galveston's Red Light District: A History of The Line

Galveston's Red Light District: A History of The Line

by Kimber Fountain


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467138833
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/20/2018
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 395,823
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kimber Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and a longtime resident of Galveston Island. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and dance from the University of Texas at Austin, she lived in Chicago for several years before moving to the island where she soon discovered a love for the city's history while working as a tour guide on the Strand. Currently, Kimber is the editor-in-chief of Galveston Monthly magazine, where she has been a feature writer since 2015. She also serves as chair of the Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council. This is Kimber Fountain's second book from The History Press; Galveston Seawall Chronicles was released in May of 2017.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

Prologue 13

Part I The District 23

1 In the Beginning 23

2 Halcyon Days 29

3 An Island Inquisition 37

Part II The Houses

4 Hook, Line and Sinners 51

5 The Space Between 60

6 Remnants of Red Lights 65

Part III The Madams

7 Mother May I 75

8 Proprietors and Politicians 80

9 Notorious Madams 86

Part IV The Girls

10 Vice Dolls 97

11 Target Practice 104

12 An Unlikely Legacy 108

Appendix A Map of Downtown Galveston and the Line 113

Appendix B Addresses of Known Bordellos 115

Notes 117

Bibliography 125

About the Author 128

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