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 Belle Brezing

Belle Brezing

Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Aug 1940 (aged 80)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 6
Memorial ID 8573 · View Source
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This famed Kentucky madam was the prototype of "Belle Watling" of "Gone With the Wind" she was famed for her plushy, luxuriant salon, famed for its influential patrons and for being "the most orderly of disorderly houses". Ms. Brezing's establishment was closed by the U.S. Army in 1917 when Camp Stanley was set up on the outskirts of Lexington. On the side of her monument facing her grave "Blessed are the Pure in Heart."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 28 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Belle Brezing (16 Jun 1860–11 Aug 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8573, citing Calvary Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .