In honor of the 1,000th post on Calumet 412, I thought it would only be right to feature the site’s patron saints, the Everleigh sisters.
As I’ve stated before, Calumet 412 was the phone number at Chicago’s (if not the world’s) most famous brothel, The Everleigh Social Club.
To me, Madames Minna and Ada reflect the entrepeneurial, scandalous and eudemonious spirit of our great city.
If you haven’t read Karen Abbott’s, Sin in the Second City, do it now…it’s perfect on it’s own or a great accompaniment to Erik Larson’s, Devil in the White City. You’ll love the city even more for it!
P.S. - Thank you so much for your compliments and kind words. I truly love doing this!