Galveston’s Red Light District: A History of The Line
by Kimber Fountain
ISBN: 978-1-4671-3883-3 $23.99| 128 pp. | paperback
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Known today as a colorful resort destination featuring
family entertainment and a thriving arts district,
Galveston was once notorious for its flourishing vice
economy and infamous red-light district.
Called simply “The Line,” the unassuming five blocks of
Postoffice Street came alive every night with wild
parties and generous offerings of hourly love. A
stubborn mainstay of the island cityscape for nearly
seventy years, it finally shut down in the late 1950s. But
ridding Galveston of prostitution would prove much
more difficult than putting a padlock on the front door.
Kimber Fountain pursues the sequestered story of
women who wanted to make their own rules and the
city that wanted to let them.
Pub Date 8.20.18
About the Author
Kimber Fountain is a native of the Texas Gulf Coast and a longtime
resident of Galveston Island. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in theatre and
dance from the University of Texas at Austin, she lived in Chicago for several years
before moving to the island where she soon discovered a love for the city’s history
while working as a tour guide on the Strand. Currently, Kimber is the editor-in-chief of
Galveston Monthly magazine, where she has been a feature writer since 2015. She
also serves as chair of the Arts & Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the
Galveston City Council. This is Kimber Fountain’s second book from The History
Press; Galveston Seawall Chronicles was released in May of 2017.
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