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Hi, I am working on research for a documentary on the Tenderloin. I am trying to find out when people started reffering to the area in S.F. as the Tenderloin. I also ned infor on the area in the late 1800's and early 1900''s. Thanks
-- Benjamin David Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 30, 2001
Tenderloin apparently refers to the choice cut of meats available to the cops assigned to the area. The police are/were vital to the economics of bootleg whiskey and prostitution.
I understand New York also referred to similar areas as Tenderloin.
Good Luck in your research.
-- Kurt Iversen (email@example.com), July 31, 2001.
I've heard that story too. I think it was in NY first, then SF. I know there was a large cemetary in that area before 1900. Maybe that's why it has a 'heavy fib.' I've seen a map of the cemetary somewhere. Craig....
-- Craig Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 04, 2001.