Documents Tagged ‘brothels’

Miss Diamond Lil’

Archive Entry Date: 2/2011

An account of the rise and fall of Diamond Lil', a well-connected black madam in 1920s and 1930s Peoria

Barren Land in Southtown Teemed With Brothels

Archive Entry Date: 10/3/1993

Did the lives of prostitutes change for the worse with reform?

Lipkin Files Bid To Shut 10 Vice Houses

Archive Entry Date: 4/24/1959

Shutting down brothels was no easy task

Is it True What They Say About Peoria?

Archive Entry Date: mid-1950s

Whisper Magazine punctured Peoria's reputation as an All-American city

North Washington Street

Archive Entry Date: 1938

The block, in the red-light district, where Pryor was raised

Diamond Lil

Archive Entry Date: 9/28/1930

A brief history of the end of Diamond Lil