Chinatown of Los Angeles

HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Capitol Milling
Philip Fritz Residence
Raphael Plate Glass Warehouse
Castelar Street School
Ranch House
Standard Oil
Police Academy
Termial Annex
Marine Corps Reserve Center
Union Station
1940
William Mead Homes
Denny's Restaurant
Cathay Bank
Dodger Stadium
Fleet Services
French Hospital
Piper Tec
LAPD Air Support Division

1980
Cathay Manor
Union Station East Portal
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Correctional Facility
Metropolitan Water District
2000
California Endowment
First Chinese Baptist Church
Johnson Fain Office


RESTAURANT

Denny's Restaurant
Homegirl Cafe
Hop Louie
Little Joe's
Mien Nghia
Philippe's
Phoenix Bakery


LOCATION

Art Gallery
Chinatown Gate
Chinese American Museum
Cornfield Park
El Pueblo
Gold Line
Haunted House
Kim Sing Theatre
Oil Well
Orange Trade
Panorama


PUBLIC ART

Jeanne d'Arc
Native Americans
The Party at Lan-Ting
Shades of Chinatown
Sun Yat-sen


LINK

Business Improvement District
Chinese American Museum
Historical Society Southern California


HISTORY

The original Chinatown was established
around the year 1880 and was centered
around where UNION STATION is now
located.
It had a Chinese Opera theatre,
some temples and it's own newspaper.
In 1938 a New Chinatown was founded
in a formerly French and Italian dominated
area between historic EL PUEBLO and
DODGER STADIUM.

Chinatown is famous for Asian cuisine
restaurants serving roast duck, seafood
or dim sum, specialized grocery stores
offering ginseng an herbs and bargain
shopping bazaars with clothes and toys,
not only frequented by tourists but also
by the Chinese-Americans of the suburbs
on weekends.

As in most other Chinatowns in America,
Taishanese a.k.a. Toisan (a subdialect
of Cantonese) is the dominant Chinese
dialect of the Los Angeles Chinatown.








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