Ukiah, California: Tribute to Prostitutes

A bronze plaque on a small rock pays tribute to the prostitutes who once plied their trade on this spot.

W. Church St., Ukiah, CA
Downtown, on the south side of W. Church St., roughly midway between S. State St. and S. School St. It's a small rock, sitting on the ground, up against the side of a building.
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Ukiah Tribute to Prostitutes

Looks like the rock is there, but the plaque has been removed.

[Scott J Bianchi, 12/05/2020]
Tribute to Prostitutes

Music fans take note: this monument is referenced in the 2012 novel "Pop Kids" and is said to stand in front of a long-abandoned hotel that later burns down (which makes far more sense than plying that particular trade in an office building). The book's author, Davey Havok, grew up in Ukiah.

[C.C., 07/18/2016]

Prostitute Rock.

Tribute to Prostitutes

Great conversation piece!

[Shayla, 02/28/2013]

No doubt fueling Ukiah's social scene. "Hello young lady, I couldn't help but notice your keen interest in our famous rock. I happen to be an expert on glacial erratics...."

Ladies of the Night.

Tribute to Prostitutes

In the city of Ukiah is a memorial in front of what is now an office building consisting of a bronze plaque on a granite boulder which pays tribute to the prostitutes who once plied their trade on this spot. It is located on a side street (Church Street, how appropriate) off of South State Street, approximately one block south of the County Courthouse. Ukiah is located approximately 120 miles north of San Francisco on highway 101.

[Sonar Steve, Greg Stefani, 01/24/1999]

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