Memphis: Brothel in Sanctuary (Location)

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Display Label: 
White Brothel
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
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665
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250
Description: 

The novel does not provide any clear indication where the brothel that Virgil and Fonzo visit twice is located, but according to a 1938 report on "Prostitution Conditions in Memphis," the city "tolerated" a "red light district located in the lower end of the city, a deteriorated section not far from the railroad and mainly inhabited by colored people," "chiefly along S. Mulberry Street." The location on our map is based on that information.

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Site of Event
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Continuous
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