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Page 197. " Gayoso or Beale Street "
Aerial view of Gayoso Avenue and Beale Street
Public DomainAerial view of Gayoso Avenue and Beale Street

These two streets run parallel to each other in the Downtown section of Memphis, Tennessee. They formed the heart of the well-known red light district until around 1940 when Mayor Edward “Boss” Crump shut down the city’s brothels .