Friday, September 28, 2007

Lexington's Most Notable "Madam"

The most notable Madam in Lexington's history is Belle Breezing. She was born June 16, 1860 to Sarah Anne Cox. Belle had a very traumatic childhood due to the drunkenness and violent behavior of her parents.

She started out working for a madam in Mary Todd's childhood home on Main Street. With money from a wealthy client, she built a three story brick, 27 room mansion.

In 1938 Belle was diagnosed with uterine cancer; she died at 4:30 am, Sunday, Aug. 11, 1940. She is buried in the Calvary Cemetery on West Main Street.

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