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Posted on: December 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Featured Friday: Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line

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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.

Join us on January 18, 2019 for Kimber Fountain’s presentation, based on her book of the same title, in which she will pursue the sequestered story of women who wanted to make their own rules and the city that wanted to let them.  The presentation begins at 11 AM.  After the presentation, Ms. Fountain will have copies of her book available for sale and signing.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

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. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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