E. Carlson, 1999

Chinese Casino. Circa 1930.

In the 1920's & 30's, Alviso was plagued, or blessed, depending on your outlook, with saloons, bordellos, dog tracks, Filipino taxi-dance halls, and casinos. During this time the jail was replaced - the old one lacked a roof. A good time was had by all - until a San Jose Grand Jury investigation put an end to the fun.

I suspect some fun still occurs in Alviso.

Alviso Deputy Sheriff badge.