The Last Bordello – visuals of settings in the novel

Research, research. I think it’s the reason I write historical novels. Here are some places that are mentioned in the novel set in San Antonio, Texas, 1901.

Menger Hotel (lots happens here)


County courthouse
Brackenridge Park
Otto Koehler’s house


Southwestern Insane Asylum
Buckhorn’s Saloon
Alderman Richter’s Bakery
San Pedro Park

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Meta’s homestead
And, believe it or not, the original location of Fannie Porter’s bordello at the corner of Durango and San Saba. (a bit different now!)

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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website,, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

2 thoughts on “The Last Bordello – visuals of settings in the novel

  1. Some of these places are familiar to me – my parents and I lived there in the mid-late 1960s. The Menger Hotel was THE place to be and I fondly remember Brackenridge.

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