The Deer Park Public Library will host the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2017 at 7 PM. The Friends will hold a brief business meeting and elect officers prior to introducing the evening’s speaker, Kimber Fountain.
Ms. Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and longtime resident of Galveston Island. She has authored two books on Galveston history, the Galveston Seawall Chronicles (The History Press, 2017) and Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of the Line (The History Press, 2018), and she is currently working on her third—an authorized biography of the Maceo family—slated for release in late 2019.
Ms. Fountain is doing an encore of her popular presentation – The Galveston Red Light District: A History of the Line, based on her book of the same title. 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.
Refreshments will be provided after the presentation. 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.