A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible.

Jennie's Place

JENNIE'S PLACE THIS BUILDING ORIGINALLY A BROTHEL KNOWN AS JENNIE'S PLACE. IT WAS BUILT IN 1898 BY LEGENDARY MADAM BELGIAN JENNIE BAUTERS, WHO CAME TO JEROME FROM BELGIUM IN 1896. THIS WAS HER THIRD ...


JENNIE'S PLACE
THIS BUILDING
ORIGINALLY A BROTHEL
KNOWN AS JENNIE'S PLACE.
IT WAS BUILT IN 1898 BY
LEGENDARY MADAM
BELGIAN JENNIE BAUTERS,
WHO CAME TO JEROME
FROM BELGIUM IN 1896.

THIS WAS HER THIRD
BUILDING ON THIS SITE.
THE FIRST BURNED DOWN
IN 1897. HER SECOND
BUILDING, PICTURED AT
THE LEFT, WAS DESTROYED
IN THE FIRE OF 1898.

JENNIE IS THE WOMAN IN THE BLACK DRESS IN
THE CENTER OF THE BALCONY. THE CURRENT
BUILDING, WHICH FEATURED THE FIRST
CONCRETE SIDEWALK IN JEROME, IS ONE OF THE
FEW IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT THAT SURVIVED
THE FIRE OF 1899.

WHEN JENNIE BAUTERS WAS MURDERED IN
1905, SHE WAS REPUTED TO BE THE WEALTHIEST
WOMAN IN THE ARIZONA TERRITORY AFTER
HER DEATH, HER SON SOLD THE BUILDING TO
JOHN M. SULLIVAN WHO CONVERTED THE
BORDELLO INTO THE SULLIVAN HOTEL

FUNDED BY THE JEROME HISTORICAL SOCIETY PLAQUE PROJECT

Submitted by @JohnBauters

Nearby Plaques On Google Maps