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Queen Mary (King's Alley)

1871 1877
418 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

After its days as a theatre, the Merced hosted entertainment for L.A.’s Victorian-era sex industry, including “prostitutes of both sexes who made the night hideous,” according to the L.A. Times. The alley led to New High Street, popular with “toughs,” prostitutes, and “she-boys” in the 1880s.

Attr — Stuart Timmons, Frontiers History Walk (2007)