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The Brothel · Deadwood

The Brothel · Deadwood

Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) will embark on a new project in 2020 – the interpretation of the century-long history of the brothels in Deadwood. Brothels were a fixture on the second story of several Deadwood Main Street buildings from 1876-1980. This aspect of Deadwood’s history, although difficult and uncomfortable to talk about, had a huge impact on the community.

In an effort to best tell this story visitors will be transported through the 104 year time period with a guided tour of the rooms at 610 Main Street, the original site of the Shasta Rooms or the Beige Door brothel. The rooms will be curated with a variety of period appropriate furnishings, household accessories, clothing, and memorabilia.

We are looking for items from the 1940s through 1980. A short list of things we hope to acquire include rugs, bed linens, artwork, clocks, mirrors, telephones, men’s and women’s clothing and shoes, books/novels, costume jewelry, and handbags.

If you have any of these items or know where they could be located, please give me a call, drop me an email, or stop by the HARCC. Anything you can think of that might help tell the story will be considered. Please contact Carolyn Weber at 605-722-4800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..