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Date:
January 18, 2019
Time:
All Day
Location:
Deer Park Public Library
Address:
3009 Center St
Deer Park, TX 77536
Cost:
free
FF_ Galveston Red Light District - web
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Featured Friday: Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line

Friday, January 18, 2019

Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring family entertainment and a thriving arts district, Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice economy and infamous red-light district. Called simply “The Line,” the unassuming five blocks of Post Office Street came alive every night with wild parties and generous offerings of hourly love. A stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly seventy years, it finally shut down in the late 1950s. But ridding Galveston of prostitution would prove much more difficult than putting a padlock on the front door. After the presentation, Ms. Fountain will have copies of her book available for sale and signing. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee.