DAILY FEATURE: By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (October 6, 2020) – In Issue 81 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps takes us to a famous windmill.

Looking up at Moulon Rouge? Steve Kovacs, Loveland, OH (Provided)

Paris’s Moulin Rouge opened in 1889

on this day.

When in Paris, travel to Montmartre and look for the famous red windmill, or moulin rouge in French, on the roof. 

This cabaret is the birthplace of can-can dance and has been largely a tourist attraction in the past few decades.  Interestingly, many of the dancers are Americans.

Incidentally, it opened the same year as the erection of the Eiffel Tower was completed. 

Here is a folding map of Paris by Vuillemin from 1861.     

Map of Paris – circa 1861 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Click here to visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.