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Old 01-13-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Here is a little bit of history of our legalized red light district in San Antonio with some photographs as the final buildings in the district were being razed for an exit ramp for I 35 in 1984. Also some pics in 1978 before they were razed.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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There was a blue book published in 1911 by Billy Keilman. I printed a copy in 1978 and I will make a copy available on this thread at a later date if it remains up long enough. I have a pretty thorough knowledge of the district and I would love to share it with you.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I have more content to the page including maps, the Blue Book and a partial history of the district. Return to yesterday year, Moderator cut: website

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Here is a little bit of history of our legalized red light district in San Antonio with some photographs as the final buildings in the district were being razed for an exit ramp for I 35 in 1984. Also some pics in 1978 before they were razed.
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I'm curious to know what criteria had to be met to place the ladies in class A, B or C. I can use my imagination, but I might be wrong. *lol*

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Old 01-14-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I would think it had to do with style and looks. The new girls might start out as b or c Most popular would be a. As they got older and abused the letter lowered.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I would think it had to do with style and looks. The new girls might start out as b or c Most popular would be a. As they got older and abused the letter lowered.
Funny! I would've thought they were ranked by "skill, talent and technique"! *lol*
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Probably both.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Helotes
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That was very interesting. I would have thought that the sportin' women would have been put out of business by Councilwoman Diane Cibrian (or perhaps one of her great-great-grandmothers)!
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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I just added a transcription of City Hall, 1889 under Mayor Callaghan, creating a legal "red light district". Click here.Moderator cut: website

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I just can't believe that neighborhood was there until the 1980s. I kind of remember those houses but only to the point that it was considered a rough part of town. Very interesting GY.
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