Storyville was the 38-block red light district in New Orleans from 1897 to 1917. The district was developed as a means of containing prostitution to one part of the city. Its saloons, brothels, and bars provided emerging jazz musicians with performance spaces. Thus, the district facilitated the genre’s rise in popularity at the turn of the century. In 1917, the municipal government closed the district and outlawed prostitution across the city. Along with Congo Square, Storyville is widely considered the birthplace of New Orleans jazz, and it is associated with many acclaimed musicians, including Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton.
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Jazz -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
New Orleans (La.) -- History
Red-light districts -- Louisiana
Storyville (New Orleans, La.)
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