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1. 'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom 'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom January/28/1975 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...

2. A Lady Revealed A Lady Revealed Fall//1998 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....

3. A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath Spring 2005 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...

4. A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes A Safe Haven for Former Prostitutes January 9, 2011 Veronica's Voice, an organization founded by Kristy Childs, received an anonymous donation to establish a new home (location undisclosed) called Magdalene Manor as a safe haven for women and girls trying...

5. A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City A String of Sixty Murders: A Serial Killer--or Copycats--Haunts Kansas City December/4/1989 Photo and article about the "sixty women--three quarters of them black, drug-using prostitutes"--found murdered in Kansas City since 1977, leading to an investigation into a possible serial killer.

6. Annie Chambers Annie Chambers 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...

7. Annie Chambers House Annie Chambers House n.d. Interior hallway of the Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, located at 300 Wyandotte.

8. Annie Chambers' Brothel Annie Chambers' Brothel circa 1930s The entrance to Annie Chambers' house of prostitution, on the corner of 3rd and Wyandotte, has an Oriental design.

9. Biography of Annie Chambers (1843-1935), Madame Biography of Annie Chambers (1843-1935), Madame 2007

10. Camps and Saloons in Kansas City Camps and Saloons in Kansas City December/8/1917 Article about military camps, prostitution, illegal liquor, and public health issues colliding at a "big" football game.

11. Cleansing Crime Cleansing Crime May/8/2002 Story features four CAT/CAN officers of the East Patrol of the Kansas City Police Department. Through their efforts, Independence Avenue in the Northeast area as been cleaned up of drug houses and prostitution...

12. Crazy about History Crazy about History August-September//1974 Reminiscences of visits to a wild and bustling Kansas City in the youth of author Rudolph Umland. Umland a native of Nebraska coming to Kansas City in 1926 by train and becoming a local Kansas City historian...

13. Crime Prevention in Westport Crime Prevention in Westport August//1981 Two-part article with the first part about crime prevention methods in Westport through neighborhood committees, one led by "Bob Berdella, organizer of the block captain system," with the second part of...

14. Description of Kansas City in 1880 Description of Kansas City in 1880 1950 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,...

15. Fanfaronade Fanfaronade May/3/1935 Article about the bars, saloons, and similar "joints" on 12th Street in Kansas City, describing the types of people and businesses prevalent there in the Great Depression, including "underworld tycoon...

16. From Dark to Dawn From Dark to Dawn January//1944 Highlights of "the Kansas City fight against vice that have occurred during the last thirty years," including prostitution, liquor, gambling, and organized crime.

17. Gambling Halls, Saloons and Bawdy Houses 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...

18. Gay Era Link Is to Go 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...

19. Independence Days Independence Days January-February/30-5/2003 Article describes the work of Samantha Steeves and Kristy Childs to rehabilitate prostitutes in Kansas City through an organization called Veronica's Voice.

20. It Takes One To Know One: Prostitute Recovery Program To Open Historic Northeast Office, Ministry It Takes One To Know One: Prostitute Recovery Program To Open Historic Northeast Office, Ministry March/20/2002 Business owners and residents of the Northeast area cruised the Independence Avenue corridor looking for prostitution activities. This year they will partner with the Veronica's Voice program which seeks...