Galveston’s Red Light District

Book Signing: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Galveston’s Red Light District
A History of the Line
by Kimber Fountain

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.


Kimber Fountain is the editor-in-chief and feature writer for Galveston Monthly magazine and serves as chairperson of the Arts and Historic Preservation Advisory Board to the Galveston City Council. She is also the author of Galveston Seawall Chronicles, a history of Galveston’s Seawall, its construction, and subsequent impact on the city’s tourist trade and economy. She can also be found on stage at the Island East-End Theater Company. Ms. Fountain resides in Galveston.

Posted in Announcments, Meet & Greet, Signings
Email Newsletter
Sign up HERE for our email events newsletter. We publish about twice a month, and there's an easy unsubscribe link in every mailing if things don't work out for you.
WE HAVE VINYL LPs
Vinyl LPs
  • Carson is late coming in today. Big mouse hunting night. Several trophies according to the reports we are getting.… ,
  • Rosenberg Library Children's Author Event Saturday, November 17th, 3:30 p.m. Caldecott award-winning author and ill… ,
  • We have some back issues of Soviet Life for all you godless communists out there. You decadent westerners might get… ,
  • They are really loud and they only have two wheels. People seem to like them though.,
  • Stephen King's new one clocks in at 146 pages. (!) ,