The "Reservation" wasn't a place where the aborignal inhabitants were rounded up and kept in place, but a place where women of convenience were rounded up and kept in place.Messenger boy in the heart of the Reservation delivering messages. Prostitutes run back and forth. Business beginning at mid-day. I saw messenger boys and delivery boys for drug stores from fifteen years upward. Some still younger told me that they go there. This was in spite of a strong agitation being waged to close up the resorts.Lewis Hine October 1913
Location: Dallas, Texas.
Neither moral, nor civic nor government leaders ever spoke publicly of one very visible aspect of Dallas: its flourishing trade in prostitution. The "social evil," as it was called, operated openly with official city blessings in a designated "reservation" a few blocks away from where John Neely Bryan had settled in 1841.... City police and county officials permitted prostitutes to practice their trade in this designated location without interference. The number of "fallen women" living and working in this area was estimated to range between 240 and 400, with the higher figure the most commonly accepted one.More here
Big D, Triumphs and Troubles of an American Supercity in the 20th Century
excerpted at DallasArena.com October 2003