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Everyone Can Find Prostitutes Except the LAPD

March 3, 2010 |  2:00 am



 March 3, 1910, Red Light Resorts


March 3, 1910: Everybody in Los Angeles can find the city’s brothels – except the police, The Times says. Especially that place at 316 1/2 S. Spring St.

There’s more on the jump, plus the crazy “Pawnshop Wife” … and the Union Rescue Mission celebrates its work with the homeless on skid row.  Yes, like traffic congestion, homelessness is a century-old problem in Los Angeles. 





March 3, 1910, Skyscraper 



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March 3, 1910, Union Rescue Mission

"While the Spring Street resort caters to the more 'exclusive set,' others are not neglected. The old red light district is not deserted in spite of rumors to the contrary. Three Japanese houses cater to the yellow sporting bloods and a place on Ducommun Street, which is now said to be watched by police, helps to make the old line maintain its reputation.” The Times certainly seems to have spent a fair amount of time hanging around these dens of vice to get so many details.  


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