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Isleton in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bing Kong Tong Society Building

 
 
Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
1. Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker
Inscription. This building dates from 1927 when it was rebuilt after a fire in 1926. The upper floor served the Chinese population as a center for religious and social activities.

The Toy family operated a store two doors west called The Quong Wo Sing Co. After they moved here from Truckee in the 1880ís, they supplied food and goods to the community and labor camps in the area. The building has been acquired by the Brannan Andrus Historical Society which has plans to restore it.

Dedicated this 25th day of February 1995, in the Year of the Boar, by E. Clampus Vitus No.5, New Helvetia in cooperation with The Historical Society.
 
Erected 1995 by New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, E. Clampus Vitus in cooperation with the Brannan Andrus Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 9.74′ N, 121° 36.42′ W. Marker is in Isleton, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Main Street, Isleton CA 95641, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isletonís Historic Old Town (about 700 feet
Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
2. Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker
Marker can be seen on the right of the photo.
The mural was done by the school children of Isleton.
away, measured in a direct line); 66 Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Del Rio and Casino (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pony Express River Steamer “New World” (approx. 4.5 miles away); Humphrey the Humpback Whale (approx. 4.5 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 4.5 miles away); Sacramento River Exploration (approx. 7.5 miles away); Delta Transmission Towers/Delta Cross Channel Gates (approx. 7.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Isleton.
 
Regarding Bing Kong Tong Society Building. For additional information on Isleton and its history see Nearby Marker "Isletonís Historic Old Town".
 
Additional comments.
1. Bing Kong Tong Society Building
For more information see www.isletonhistory.org and for specific information on the latest on this building see http://www.library.ca.gov/grants/cche/projects/IsletonBrannon-Andrus.html.
    — Submitted September 28, 2009, by
Bing Kong Tong Society Building Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
3. Bing Kong Tong Society Building
Ibahs Docent of Isleton, California.

2. Marker location:
The marker has been relocated - it is now attached to the front of the building just to the left of the entrance, about 9 feet high. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 27, 2012.

 
Categories. Asian AmericansNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,560 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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