Red-Light District

 

 

Out side the Red-Light District, The Norton House was Illegally run house for a short time during 1906.

From 1892 until 1917 a Red-Light district flourished in Bisbee. Seen as an unpleasant necessity it was accepted until a military camp was placed in Lowell during World War I. Federal regulations did not allow a military camp to be within three miles of a Red-light district and the community law-makers voted to close the district for the duration of the war. The ill-famed district never reopened. During its heyday the district was home to 100 girls and over twenty houses. The following list is of the documented houses in Bisbee and outside of Lowell. Including two that operated illegally for a short time out of the district.

Name of Redlight House

"Manicure Parlor"

Anita Romero’s House

Bill Darr’s Place

Canadian Club Saloon

Casino/Little Casino

Cora Miles House/ Cora Miles Saloon

Helen McHenry’s House 

Hog Ranch 

Majestic

No. 128

No. 9

No.10

No.27

No.33

No.41

No.71

Norton House

Opera Club

The Parlor

People's Theater

Rose Miller's Place

Shea House( 1906 & later)

Shea House(pre 1906)

The Mascot

Location

O.K. Street

Brewery Gulch/ Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

# 48 Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Main Street

Main Street

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Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Lowell

#9 Brewery Gulch Redlight District

Brewery Gulch/Redlight District

Notes

Operated  illegally out of the Redlight District

Operated by Anita Romero

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Operated by Bert Welch

Operated by Angie LeGrand

Opium was reported to have been used at this house

 Believed to be a African-American Establishment

 An African-American Establishment operated by Mrs. Mary McGeary

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Operated by Jake Kerner

Operated intially by Con and Lillian Shea  also called the Shea House

possibly Anita Romero's house

Operated  by Con  Shea 

Suspected to be a Redlight House

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Operated Illegally out of the Redlight District for a short time

Operated Illegally out of the Redlight District for a short time

Operated by Mr. Napoleon La Voie

Operated by Barney Echstein

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Operated by Con and Lillian Shea

Operated by Con and Lillian Shea

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Circa

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A map showing Bisbee's  official red-light district circa. 1906

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