The Journal of San Diego History
Winter 1989, Volume 35, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Prostitutes “mugging,” c. 1900. Turn-of-the-century San Diego prostitutes generally worked at “The Stables” located on Third Street in the Stingaree district.

Keno Wilson  
Keno Wilson c. 1912-1915

Walter Bellon's map of the Stingaree  
Walter Bellon’s map of the Stingaree.

South from Fifth and Market  
San Diego looking South from Fifth and Market, c.1888

Prostitute maps  
Figure 1 (left) – Prostitutes in 1900
Figure 2 (right) – Prostitutes in 1910

Third and J Streets  
The “remains” of the Stingaree (junction of Third and J Streets) as photographed on June 19, 1924.

San Diego Union clippings  
San Diego Union
November 11, 1912, clippings of Stingaree raid.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS are courtesy of the San Diego History Center’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection.