Maps of Chicago’s Red Light District (Bryan Lloyd)

Historian Bryan Lloyd has drawn two maps showing the brothels, casinos, saloons and bars of the Levee District in Chicago in the period from 1870-1923.

We’re love the names of the venues – Biff Monroe’s, Hell’s Half Acre, Ike Blooms’, Tucks Olympia, Black & Tan Dive, Big Mauds, Miss Lulus, Ada Dicks’ and apparently the local aldermen of the levee precinct were known as Hinky Dink Little Mike and Bathhouse John. More info here.

Related Entries
© Copyright - Hello City