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D.C. Madam's House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
1. D.C. Madam's House Marker
Inscription.
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.

Plaque below:
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.)
 
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.
 
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 feet away); The Elsa Widenmann Home (about 400 feet away); Red Men's Hall (approx. mile away); Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum (approx. mile away); Power & Fleming Grocers
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
2. D.C. Madam's House and Marker
(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 the mail for illegal purposes, and money laundering.Slightly over two weeks later, facing a prison sentence of five or six years, she was found hanged. Autopsy results and the final police investigative report concluded that her death was a suicide. (Submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
D.C. Madam's House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 14, 2016
3. D.C. Madam's House
 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Deborah Jeane Palfrey image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. Deborah Jeane Palfrey
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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