Miss Laura’s

another historic place i visited on the Heritage Festival is Miss Laura’s. it was opened to public for free on the event. this Victorian mansion was a bordello. it’s the first and only bordello listed on the National Register of Historic Places. it’s located downtown Fort Smith, on the banks of the mighty Arkansas River, and right next to the railroad. according to the tour guide, in 1900 there were seven houses on “The Row”, Miss Laura’s is the only survivor 🙂

it has served as Fort Smith’s official Visitor Center, Museum, Gift Shop, tours, and local information since 1992
address: 2 North “B” Street 
hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

 

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11 thoughts on “Miss Laura’s

  1. FeyGirl April 19, 2012 / 10:04 am

    Fascinating!

    • marviiilous April 19, 2012 / 5:56 pm

      thanks FeyGirl! your blog is full of amazing shots too 🙂

  2. niasunset April 19, 2012 / 11:41 am

    What a beautiful place… Thank you, especially for the inside… I love these decorations… and also the colours too. Well done dear Marvi, Have a nice day, with my love, nia

    • marviiilous April 19, 2012 / 6:12 pm

      thanks nia. there are some other beautiful rooms, but that is the only inside shot i have. after i took the picture, the lady guide reminded me not to take pictures inside 🙂 in such situation the bad girl inside of me came out, gave her the most innocent look and best acting she had, and said, “what? me talk no english.” 🙂 that always works 🙂 she forgave me but kept her eyes on me (sigh)

      • niasunset April 19, 2012 / 6:50 pm

        Clever Marvi 🙂 You are welcome, Love, nia

    • marviiilous April 19, 2012 / 6:16 pm

      that’s such a pretty name! am looking forward to seeing your next great shots, miss Laura! 🙂

  3. jennysserendipity April 20, 2012 / 7:24 am

    Love anything historical
    Greatly enjoyed this post
    Jenny

    • marviiilous April 20, 2012 / 9:33 am

      there are a lot of historic places in fort smith 🙂 thanks Jenny.

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