Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
D.C. Madam's House
This Greco-Italianate residence was constructed by Thomas B. Elder in the 1870s on this site which John B. Frisbie obtained by patent from President Andrew Johnson. The home was restored in the 1970s by John and Ruth Derry.
This property was further restored by Deborah J. Palfrey from July 1994 through May 1996.
Winner 1996, City of Vallejo Preservation Merit Award.
Erected 1996. (Marker Number 16.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #17 Andrew Johnson series list.
Location. 38° 6.172′ N, 122° 15.082′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is on Capitol Street near Napa Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 803 Capitol Street, Vallejo CA 94590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Craven-Voss House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Widenmann-Plutchok Home (about 400 The Elsa Widenmann Home (about 400 feet away); Red Men's Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Power & Fleming Grocers (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Empress Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
Regarding D.C. Madam's House. "...home of "Washington Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey. Facing prison on charges relating to an alleged Washington, D.C. prostitution ring, she committed suicide in Florida in 2008. Her many clients allegedly included a U.S. senator a U.S. Ambassador and a military strategist." -- History Speaks (a wakling tour brochure)
Also see . . . Deborah Jeane Palfrey - Wikipedia. Deborah Jeane Palfrey (March 18, 1956 – May 1, 2008) (dubbed the D.C. Madam by the news media) operated Pamela Martin and Associates, an escort agency in Washington, D.C. Although she maintained that the company's services were legal, she was convicted on April 15, 2008 of racketeering, using (Submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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