The Orange Hotel

Orange Hotel

Though local officials are not likely to admit it, one of the last openly operated brothels in San Bernardino County was the Orange Hotel in Ontario on Holt Avenue, a block east of Euclid Avenue. The once-stately structure had declined into a house of ill-fame by the 1950s, and continued to offer libidinous delight to its patrons well into the 1970s, just a stone’s throw from City Hall and the police station. The pillars of the community winked at and sometimes personally participated in the goings-on inside.

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