Dixie Hotel Brothel Beaumont, TX, Check signed by Madam

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  • Sold Date: Nov 14, 2006
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Dixie Hotel

Beaumont, Texas

Bank Check signed by Brothel's Madam

Rita Ainsworth

First National Bank of Beaumont , Texas

Dixie Hotel

238 ½ Crockett Phone 5-9095

Offered is a real bank check from the infamous Dixie Hotel on Crockett Street in Beaumont , Texas . This well known brothel operated in downtown Beaumont during the 1940's - 1950's. The Dixie Hotel was the "finest house of ill repute between Houston and New Orleans ." It was closed down in 1961 by the "James Commission" while investigating crime and corruption in Jefferson County . This authentic canceled bank check was drawn on the First National Bank of Beaumont and bears the original signature of Rita Ainsworth , the madam of The Dixie Hotel . "The Dixie" is now known as the " Dixie Dance Hall " and is a part of the Crockett Street Entertainment District.

This is check #0688

and is dated October 22, 1953

It was made payable to: United Gas Corp.

For $10.91

It is stamped on the back:

For Deposit Only in the

Security State Bank & Trust Co.

Beaumont , Texas

To The Credit of

UNITED GAS CORPORATION

and has a clearing stamp from the Beaumont Clearing House.

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