If she had been a politically active American, her party of choice would have been the Libertarian. If not, she would have been an Independent.
Unfortunately, we have no pictures to confirm her palace of pleasure, nor do we have an exact location from which she plied her expertise.
Most of us knew the location simply as "down there" or "near this place."
We can all agree, I believe, that this institution had a rich oral history.
Not all of Taipei's nighttime fun was limited to the area near the Chung Shan and Min Chuan intersection. Linsen North Road was quite familiar to many of us who bounced around downtown.
Linsen North is actually a shortcut for the clever cab driver. It begins way downtown and runs north next to Chung Shan North Road until it dead ends at the Min Tsu East Road intersection.
The Google Earth maps of today showing this area very much coincide with the great maps of 1970 that can be found on Dawgflight.com/Taipei Nightlife I and II.
Just click this link and look for yourself. If you like maps, you will have hit the jackpot.
As the stairway comes down on the east side of Linsen North Road, the wall around the primary school can be easily seen.
The buildings on the left seem to be mostly new.
As the road progresses northward, the murals on the walls surrounding the primary school show how large this educational area was, and still is.
So, here is the hospital and a direct view east. This alley (lane) and all streets heading east in this area led eventually to a locally famous benjo ditch back then.
Eventually, crossing this ditch led to a commercial area full of goods and services and services for sale.
This is Nongan Street heading east near the present-day overhead expressway.
What we have is a 24 hour hotel. Yes, check in and out at any time, any day. I'm told that this is a perfectly innocent convenience of a legitimate hotel.
In our Taipei days, there were many of these short-term rests for the weary. Some rented by the hour or a little more. Whether the linen, sheets and pillow cases were changed was a different story.
Continuing north, on the east side of Linsen is a tailor shop touting its quality.
This is alley A which runs behind what once was the President Hotel and the old temple.
Next is alley B which might have been just another lane. This and the other 2 lanes can be traveled using Google Earth Street View.
Finally we pass alley C which, today, is just south of the Riviera Hotel. The hotel wasn't there in the 1960s.
The Riviera stands at the corner of Linsen North Road and Min Tsu East Road.
The gate across the street is at the approximate entrance to the old Signal Compound.
Back in 1968-69, Min Tsu East Road was a two lane street that was not heavily traveled. Its widening began in the summer of 1969.