A recent article in the Chicago Tribune labeled "10 Thing You Might Not Know About the South Side" has some interesting stuff and one thing about the Sloop. Most of us probably know about the history of the Levee vice district in our neighborhood, but if you don't:
10. The Levee was a vice district around 2oth and State streets with houses of ill repute bearing such colorful names as Bucket of Blood, Why Not and the Library. (A husband could tell his wife he was going to the Library and would not be lying.) Do-gooders closed the Levee in 1912, dispersing prostitution elsewhere in the city and suburbs.