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Queen Mary (King's Alley)

418 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
1871 1877

After its days as a theatre, the Merced hosted entertainment for L.A.’s Victorian-era sex industry, including “prostitutes of both sexes who made the night hideous,” according to the L.A. Times. The alley led to New High Street, popular with “toughs,” prostitutes, and “she-boys” in the 1880s.