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                                                                       a large variety of shops,        founded in 1975 to discover and share                                                                                              bronze percussion instruments unearthed in the mausoleum of Zhao Mai in
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                                                                       eating establishments and the    Chinese-American history. In 1995, the                                                                                             downtown Guangzhou, China, in 1983. The bell—which symbolizes harmony                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4




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                                                                       largest parking structure in     Society moved into these two Victorian                                                                                             and everlasting peace—was given in commemoration of the 20th anniversary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bernard Street




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gate that could be incorporated into the overall architecture. The work employs highly abstracted       including artifacts from the archaeological dig                                                              linking the Metro Gold Line to the heart of Chinatown. The restaurant has                                                                                                                                         Angeles Chinatown community,                                                                                                                          ���������
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Pavilion is the most popular of the large Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurants in Chinatown.             Red Line at Union Station (the site of Los                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     t




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     lively settlement of Little Italy peaked along North Broadway in the 1920’s                                                                                                                                       of the local lodge of the Chinese                                                                                                                                                            10




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                                                                                                        Angeles’ original Chinatown). The research collection includes manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, as       and 30’s then gradually disappeared with the appearance of new Chinatown.                                                                                                                                         American Citizens Alliance, provided legal
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                                                                                                        well as tapes and transcripts from a Chinatown oral history project. The bookstore stocks volumes on                                                                                                                                                                                                                           advice, and invested in New Chinatown. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      camphor wood imported from China. At the top of the gate an inscription
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                                                                                                        local and national Chinese-American history. CHSSC offers a free self-guided tour map and conducts                                                                                                                                                                                                                             relocation of his office from Old Chinatown to this
                       Benevolant Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               composed by Chinese Consul T.K. Chang reads “Cooperate to




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                                                                                                        private and public tours through Chinatown. For more information, visit www.chssc.org




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 California Governer Frank Merriam dedicated a bronze plaque
                                                                                                                               Hop Louie Restaurant                                                                  Italiana stand together as gathering places                                                                                                  commemorating the contributions the Chinese made to the
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                                                                                                                               5 The five-story Hop Louie Restaurant pagoda—originally built in                       for religious, cultural and social functions for                                                                                             building of the railroads. From here, visitors can explore the                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lei Min Way
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Chinese community, the Chinese
                                                                                                                                     1941 to house the Golden Pagoda Restaurant—is yet another instantly             Italian Americans in Southern California. Alberto                                                                                            western end of Gin Ling Way and adjacent side streets. Just                                                                               13         considered by many to be the first
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Consolidated Benevolent                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         inside the gate on the right, the Wishing Well–modeled on the                                                                                                                                               (Urgent Care and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biasi’s 1970 abstract sculpture entitled “The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   8




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Association’s first home was                                                                                                        recognizable sight in Chinatown. Pagodas are traditionally erected to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       modern ethnic shopping mall in America.                      Medical Service)
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near the old Plaza in the Gamier                                                                                                 commemorate unusual acts of devotion, as omens of goodness, to trap                                                                                                                                                                                                 West College Street                                                                   West College Street Originally planned as a space exclusively                                                                                            West College Street
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                                                                                                                                 unruly dragons, or merely as lookout towers.                                        parking lot between the two buildings. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for food, the building is still home to the                                                                                                                                                        500                                                                                                                                                                                                     Street




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sculpture celebrates men and women of all                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 original Sam Woo (restaurant upstairs),
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American Museum. Since its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     backgrounds courageous enough to leave their                                                                           West Plaza & Chung King Road                                                                                                                                       take-out downstairs, featuring Chinese
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represents an alliance of nearly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               barbecue specialties, Pho 79 (a Vietnamese                                                                                                                                                                                                        Points of                                                                                                                                                                             Eas
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30 family and district associations—has mediated between individuals and organizations, fought                                                                                                                                  stations on the Metro Gold Line,                                                                                                                                                                                                   et                                          restaurant known for its beef noodle soup, rich                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tree
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                                                                                                                                                      which runs                alignment of                      and Santa Fe                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t St                                                coffee, and boba teas in a variety of flavors),                                                                                                                                                                           1. Bamboo Plaza
against discriminatory laws, and served as a political voice for the Chinese-American community                                                                                                                                                                                                                               importance of the city of Chungking (now called                                                                          epo
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                                                                                                                                            history, rich culture, and stimulating art found throughout the area. Familiar Asian architectural elements are instantly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Mandarin Deli (great dumplings and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chongqing), China’s capital during World War II.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Chinese Consolidated
                                                                                                                                       recognizable—from the green-tiled upturned roof of the shelter on the elevated upper platform to the red accents throughout                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             noodle soups), all of which have gone on to
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                                                                 original Chinatown on the present                                                                                                                                                                                                                            a greater neighborhood ambiance than the                                                                 in Chinatown. Hours can be spent exploring the aisles. which are fragrant with herbs, incense, barrels                                                                                                                                                                                               901 North Spring Street




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                                                                 site of Union Station and to this                                                                                                                                                                        homes for a new land. The central figure with        more tourist-oriented blocks to the east. The                                                            of ginseng, and teas, and overflowing with porcelains, clothing, foodstuffs, and arts and crafts. The                                                                                                                                                                                                 Spring & College Street




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                                                                 day is the only planned Chinatown                                                                                                                                                                        its arms raised symbolizes both gratitude for       gentle sound of wind chimes and Cantonese                                                                downstairs area has a vast selectioneet dried seafood products, including shrimp and shark’s tin. A
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                                                                 in America. Absolutely unique when                                                                                                                                                                       being in America and protest against violence       conversations floated on the air. The scent of                                                            Chinese pharmacy is located inside and a doctor of Chinese medicine provides consultations during                                                                                                                                                                                                    900 North Broadway (College St.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and injustice encountered here. The figures          home-cooked meals drifted down from upstairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. St. Peter’s Church & Casa Italiana
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on the left—a sailor, farmer, mason, miner          apartments, while the smell of incense wafted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     13




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can be seen today as an early                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and railroad worker—symbolize industrial            out of shops. In recent years, many of the old                                                             The Chinatown Visitors Map is produced and made available through a partnership of the following organizations:                                                                                                                                                                                    Hill St. between Bernard & College St.




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Chinese deli and offices. In 1938, these long-                                                                           977 Chung King Road                510 Bernard Street                  932 Chung King Road               970 N. Broadway #107               701 N. Spring St.                800 N. Broadway, #B           5 G.N.D. Jewelry, Inc.                8 Ing Brothers Jewelry         5 Lina Jewelry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12                                      Bam




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                                                                                                                                                       12 LMAN Gallery                                                           Essential Chinese Herbs       10 Jennie Tea Health Center




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                                                                                                                        Daniel Hug Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      685 N. Spring St., #H                       724 rth Hill St., #215




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                686 N. Spring St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         shopping center.
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even became an attraction for the early,            Chinese opera singers from San Francisco’s famed                                                                                                                             650 N. Spring Street               970 N. Broadway #207             Yosemite Natural Products                                                                                                                  213.626.1678                    213.625.0588                                213.680.7836




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pioneering breed of American tourist.




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                                                    Tai Mou Toi troupe lit the “tons” of firecrackers.




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                                                                                                                        323.221.0016                       213.628.3883                                                          Far-East Center                    Kang Kang Pharmacy                                                                                                                                                       2 Empress Pavilion ★               Mien Nghia Noodle Express                   Tai Wong B.B.Q. Express




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                                                        New Chinatown had thrown a great party                          David Kordansky Gallery        10 Mandarin Gallery                                                       734 N. Broadway                    818 N. Spring Street #108                                                                                                                                                   988 N. Hill St., 2nd Floor      304 Ord St.                                 711 1/2 New High St.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6
took place on June 25, 1938. A full-page ad in      and made an auspicious start. Eyewitness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    213.617.9898                                                                213.687.7333                                                                                                                                                                                           6




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                                                                                                                        510 Bernard Street                 970 North Broadway #213                                               Fushing Ginseng Herb Co.           Lian Shing Hong




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Section I of the Los Angeles Examiner greeted the   historian William Hoy could declare in his                          323.222.1482                       213.687.4107                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Foo Chow                        New Dragon Seafood                       8 Ten Ren’s Tea Time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       7




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Enchanting Charm of Old China in Los Angeles.”      1938,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       213.626.6050                                213.626.8844                                                                         Alpin                                                                                                                                                                   SAIGON PLAZA




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                                                                                                                    Chinatown Farmers Market                                                                                                                The Moon Festival                                                                                                                                                                   213.617.8382                    213.680.0640                                213.680.3608                                                                                                       600
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            September 18, 2005; October 6, 2006; September 25, 2007                                                                                                                             Golden City Seafood             Ocean Seafood ★                          4 Via Café                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     e St




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American group - the Federation                                                                                                      offering quality produce from certified growers and                                                                     Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or the Lantern Festival, takes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DYNASTY CENTER
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of Chinese Clubs in Los Angeles.                                                                                                     producers in Southern California and a tremendous                                                                      place each year on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.            Ai Hoa Supermarket                    Hoi Yeung Seafood, Inc.        213.617.3400                         960 N. Broadway                 859 N. Broadway                             727 N. Broadway, Ste 107
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    Ex-California Governor                                                                                                           selection of Asian produce. It occurs every Thursday                                                                                                                                             860 N. Hill St.                       716 N. Broadway                Peking Poultry (Live Duck)           213.626.2039                    213.625.1688                                213.626.0764                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       no S
Frank F. Merriam noted that                                                              “This new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Alpin                                                     Art, Chinese Clothing and Cooking Equipment, Candies, Herbs,
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                                                                                                                                     from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at the public parking Lot at                                                                     Chinese New Year                                                       3 B C Market                             Hong Sang Lung Co.             717 N. Broadway                      Good Taste                      Philippe’s, the Original                    Won Kok                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e Str                                           Jewelry, Luggage, Shoes, Teas of all kinds, andt much much more…




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New Chinatown “represented                                                               Chinatown is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eet
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who played such an important                                                            community in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Asian Center                                              7. Dynasty Center (125+ Shops)
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role in building the West and a                                                        America which                                                                                                                                                    The Chinese New Year in Los Angeles is                                        711-1/4 New High St.                  818 N. Broadway, Ste 103A                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      300
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lasting evidence of American                                                           was planned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        famous for its Golden Dragon Parade,                                                                                Kan Shing Market
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                                                                                      beforehand,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Far-East Supermarket                  658 N. Broadway                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                200 988 North Hill Street                                   8. Far East Plaza (20+ Shops)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fashion Show, the Annual Miss L.A. Chinatown Pageant, the Chinese New Year Festival and Banquet.




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then dedicated a curved plaque                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FARMERS
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which was “Dedicated                                                                present American                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  727 N. Hill St.                                                      Suites 102-108                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    711 North Broadway                                        9. Mandarin Plaza (20+ Shops)




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to the Chinese                                                          trend of community planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hop Woo BBQ Seafood             Pho Au Pagolac Cholon                       Zen Mei Bistro                                                                                                                                  Take Hill Street to:            8                                                                                                                                                                             970 North Broadway
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Pioneers Who
                                                                          the expectations of those                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             213.617.3038                    213.680.8838                                213.626.7113                                                                                                                                  Cathedral of Our Lady Of the Angels                                                                                                                947 North Broadway                                        10. Saigon Plaza (30+ Shops)




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Constructive History                                                       who are responsible for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phoenix Bakery                        Queen’s Bakery, Inc.           Wonder Bakery                     4 Hop Louie                        Pho Hoa                                                                                                                                                          1                       Dorothy Chandler Pavilion                                                                                                                                                                                         800 North Broadway
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full swing. All stores                                                 Chinatown 50 th Year Guidebook, June 1988.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            818 North Hill Street                                         Chung King Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chinatown Visitor Map © 2005 – Chinatown B.I.D. / LaeRoc Partners, Inc.                                Grand Star Jazz Club               4 Mountain Bar                 4 Hop Louie




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