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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Husband's Alley

 
 
Husband's Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Husband's Alley Marker
Inscription. With Jerome's rough and tumble early days came the red-light district and prostitutes. Much of the red-light district was located on Hull Avenue, the road below Main Street. In 1913, reformers helped pass an ordinance restricting houses of ill fame from being located downtown. Citizens showed their disdain for the law by naming the alleyway from Main Street to Hull Avenue "Husbands' Alley". Red-light district buildings on Hull Avenue included the Cribs, a brick structure that no longer exists. The ladies jail is still currently located on Hull Avenue in the bottom floor of the New State Motor building.
 
Erected by The Jerome Historical Society.
 
Location. 34° 45.078′ N, 112° 6.997′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on Main Street (Arizona Route 89A), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 154 Main Street, Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jennie's Place (a few steps from this marker); Reese and Amster Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Connor (within shouting distance of this marker); New State Motor Building
Husband's Alley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
2. Husband's Alley Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Whitten Printers (within shouting distance of this marker); Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul and Jerry's Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
 
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Husband's Alley image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Husband's Alley
New State Motor Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. New State Motor Building
The lower floor of this building is below this view of Main Street, and is the location of the ladies jail as mentioned in marker text.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 833 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. View of the ladies jail seen from Hull Avenue. • Can you help?
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