339 N 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tuesday October 1, 5:00pm
Archives Month Philly kicks off at the Trestle Inn with a talk by Annie Anderson, author of Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s, projections of old images of the neighborhood provided by PhillyHistory.org and drink/menu specials.
The Tenderloin & The Trestle: Organized Crime In and Around Philadelphia’s Notorious Red-Light District
For decades, the area around the Trestle Inn was nicknamed the Tenderloin and known for its red light offerings. The Tenderloin’s flophouse inhabitants and bohemians rubbed elbows with curious tourists as they partook in the district’s brothels, burlesque, and booze. Annie Anderson, author of the forthcoming Philadelphia Organized Crime in the 1920s and 1930s, shares stories from the district’s heyday as a vice hub, and discusses how Prohibition-era organized crime impacted the Tenderloin and surrounding communities.
Happy Hour: 5:00pm, Annie Anderson’s talk is at 7:00pm