About Deadwood History

Painting the brothel. Painting the brothel.

The Brothel · Deadwood

Deadwood History, Inc. will launch a new project opening August 1, 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. 

Construction has begun at 610 Main Street. Check this webpage for periodic updates.

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 call or email Carolyn or stop by the HARCC. Anything you can think of that might help tell the story will be considered. Contact Carolyn Weber at 605-722-4800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..