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 Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann Hall

Birth
Death 29 Jan 1886
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Range 11, Site 92
Memorial ID 11774 · View Source
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American Folk Figure. She was the Madam of what was probably Washington D.C.'s most exclusive and highest price house of prostitution. Hall ran a house of prostitution on Maryland Ave 3 blocks from the Capitol building, catering to some of the nations most important men. An archaeological excavation of the site many years later, yielded Champagne corks, corset busks (metal stiffeners), and pieces of china. Only the finest of such establishments would serve Champagne. The artifacts of the excavation are in the Smithsonian. The house closed in 1878, with no known raids on the house, and apparently Mary Ann Hall was never arrested during the 4 decades the house was in operation.

Bio by: Bill Walker


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  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11774
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Hall (unknown–29 Jan 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11774, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .