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Fred L Lee
Byron C Shutz
'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom
Illustrations and biographical article (second in a five-part series) about the history of prostitution in Kansas City back to the 1870s madame Annie Chambers and progressing through the wide-open 1930s...
1880 Census Population Schedules: Missouri
Listing of the address of Annie Chambers in the 1880 Census as a "boarding house," in Ward 5, Super District 6, Enumeration District 15.
A Lady Revealed
Article about the secret identities and hidden pasts of former mistresses and real estate women Louise Heorath (born in 1866 as Cora Totty) and Annie Chambers (born in 1843 as Leannah Kearns), around 1900....
A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath
Louise Heorath whose real name was Cora Totty was associated with Annie Chambers, owner of houses of prostitution in the city around the turn of the century. "Perhaps it was not until the 18th Amendment...
File contains a brochure on the 100 West tavern, with reprints of old local newspaper articles about Annie Chambers (1842-1935), the most prominent local madam of the Old West and early 20th century, and...
Annie Chambers House
Interior hallway of the Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, located at 300 Wyandotte.
Annie Chambers' Brothel
The entrance to Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, on the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte, has an Oriental design.
Annie Chambers' High-Toned Brothel
Article about the brothels or bordellos in Kansas City and similar frontier towns in the middle to late 19th century, describing them in general as well as Kansas City brothels and the practice of prostitution...
Biography of Annie Chambers (1843-1935), Madame
City Union Mission
One page history of the City Union Mission, founded in 1924 by Reverend David B. Bulkey at 545 Main Street, the first of several locations Downtown in Kansas City. Description of the organization's "work...
Description of Kansas City in 1880
Chapter of the book about "Old West" Kansas City, complete with gunfighters, shady saloons, muddy streets, and sightings of Wild Bill Hickok. Includes a list of bordellos and saloons and their occupants,...
Gambling Halls, Saloons and Bawdy Houses
July 1, 1972
Article provides a brief history of Kansas City's gambling halls, saloons and houses of prostitution. Some of the establishments mentioned include Faro Number Three, Faro Number Twelve Marble Hall, Fortune...
Gay Era Link Is to Go
Septemeber 17, 1942
Article reports on the proposed razing of the historic home of Annie Chambers at 300 Wyandotte Street to make way for a parking lot. Before her death, Chambers deeded the home to Beulah and David Bulkley...
Gone but Not Forgotten: Annie, Chambers, Kansas City Madam, Dead at Age Ninety-two
Article composed of newspaper article reprints about the life and death of Annie Chambers (1842-1935), the Kansas City madam, with the given name of Mrs. Leannah Kearns, and her "1872 'mansion' of twenty-five...
Here Lies Kansas City: A Collection of Our City's Notables and Their Final Resting Places
Photo of the gravestone and biographical description of Leannah Loveall Chambers Kearns, or Leannah Kearns (1843-1935), "alias 'Annie Chambers'. ..for fifty years Kansas City's most notorious madam from...
Kansas City Women of Independent Minds
Photo and bio of Annie Chambers (1843-1935), a prostitution resort owner and manager in Kansas City. She was born in Kentucky as Leanna Loveall, marrying William Chambers, becoming his widow and moving...
Past Lives: Inside Annie's Chambers
Article about the large house serving as a residence and place of business for Annie Chambers, a prominent Kansas City madam, at 3rd and Wyandotte Streets. Photo and description of the house, later demolished,...
Queen of the Kansas City Red Lights
Article describes the life of Kansas City madam Annie Chambers. Chambers was born Leannah Loveall near Lexington, Kentucky in 1842, and arrived in Kansas City in 1869. She died March 24, 1935, and is buried...
Says Scattering of Vice Is Wrong: Woman from Former Isolated Zone Tells Crusaders They've Made Error
Article describing the lengthy public statements about prostitution in Kansas City at a meeting of "the Society for the Prevention of Vice" by "Mrs. William Kearns, better known as Annie Chambers, who...
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