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Storyville (New Orleans, La.)


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    • New Orleans (La.). Storyville
    • District (New Orleans, La. : 1898-1917)
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    • found: Spectacular wickedness, c2013:ECIP t.p. (Storyville, New Orleans) introd. (In 1897, the city council of New Orleans passed an ordinance establishing a red-light district. Storyville opened on January 1, 1898. Nineteen years, eleven months, and eleven days later, on November 12, 1917, Storyville closed. In the chapters that follow, Storyville's low-culture high-life comes vividly into view. In addition to prostitution, Storyville's bordellos, cribs, and honky-tonks offered jazz music, dirty dancing, gambling, liquor, and an all-around "sporting" culture. But Storyville offered much more than fraternal good times and illicit sex. I argue that Storyville offered a stage for acting out cultural fantasies of white supremacy, patriarchal power, and a renewed version of American manhood for the twentieth century. Storyville occupied roughly nineteen square blocks just outside the French Quarter in the area of the city known as "back of town," from North Basin Street to North Robertson, and from Bienville to St. Louis.)
    • found: U.S.G.S. GNIS database, Sept. 17, 2012:under Louisiana (Storyville, ppl., 29°57ʹ23ʺN., 90°04ʹ21ʺW., in Orleans County)
    • found: Mir, Jasmine. Marketplace of desire, 2005:title leaf (Storyville; New Orleans) leaf x (a legally regulated vice district designated in 1898, which existed until its closure by federal decree in 1917) leaf 11 (in 1897, the city council passed a resolution to ban prostitution in all areas of the city except a sixteen-block radius adjacent to the Vieux Carre; segregated vice district came to be known as "Storyville" in ambivalent homage to alderman Sidney Story, the resolution's author) leaf 164 (last official day November 12, 1917) leaf 167 (though outlawed, the district remained a vital thread in the fabric of the city's identity)
    • found: United States National Park Service Web site, 6 December 2013:New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park: Jazz neighborhoods (Storyville; also known as the "District"; the legendary tenderloin district in New Orleans, which operated legally between 1897 and 1917; virtually all Storyville structures were removed for the Iberville Public Housing Project in the 1940s)
    • found: Wikipedia, 6 December 2013(Storyville; the red-light district of New Orleans, Louisiana, from 1897 through 1917; locals usually simply referred to the area as The District; was bounded by Iberville, Basin, St. Louis, and N. Robertson streets; most of this former district is now occupied by the Iberville Housing Projects, two blocks inland from the French Quarter; continued in a more subdued state as an entertainment center through the 1920s; almost all the buildings in the former District were demolished in the 1930s during the Great Depression for construction of public housing, known as the Iberville Projects)
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