Where did “Storyville” of New Orleans get its name?

The fabled district “Storyville” of New Orleans got its name from Alderman Sidney Story.

In 1897, he moved the city’s illegal activities, such as gambling and prostitution, into a restricted district along Basin Street, next to the French Quarter.

Storyville flourished until 1917, when the secretary of the Navy had it closed down to protect the troops from vice.

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