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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Auburn Joss House

 
 
The Auburn Joss House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
1. The Auburn Joss House Marker
Inscription. Auburnís original joss house (dedicated February 1909) was located directly across Sacramento Street. After the August 25, 1921 fire that destroyed most of Chinatown, a building was erected here that later became home to the Ling Ying Association. By 1930, the alter (circa 1860) had been retrofitted. This building served as the social and religious headquarters for the Chinese community, as well as a boarding house, a Chinese school, and as the associationsí meeting place. Typical of Chinese Gold Rush era architecture, the joss house is one of the few wooden structures preserved in Old Town Auburn.
Dedicated March 12, 2005
by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
Barney Noel, Grand President
In Memory of James D. Phelan, United States Senator

 
Erected 2005 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.684′ N, 121° 4.705′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Sacramento Street and Brewery Lane. Click for map. The marker is located behind the Joss House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Sacramento Street, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Auburn Joss House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
2. The Auburn Joss House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bosse-Morgan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); American Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinese Houses (about 300 feet away); The Tsuda Grocery (about 300 feet away); Jean Baptiste Charbonneau (about 400 feet away); Auburn Post Office (about 400 feet away); Wells Fargo Express Office – 1852 (about 400 feet away); Gietzen Fire Station (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Regarding The Auburn Joss House. The Auburn Joss House is open to the public the first Saturday of the month, 10am-2pm.
 
Also see . . .  Auburn Gold Rush Days - The Auburn Joss House. Auburn's Joss House is being restored as a museum, through the work of Auburn residents Richard and Katherine Yue and other community residents, visitors, and those who value the Chinese role in California and U.S. history. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Chinese, California Gold Rush
 
Categories. Asian AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The Auburn Joss House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2010
3. The Auburn Joss House
The Auburn Joss House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 5, 2011
4. The Auburn Joss House
The Auburn Joss House, entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2010
5. The Auburn Joss House, entrance.
The Auburn Joss House shrines image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
6. The Auburn Joss House shrines
The Auburn Joss House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
7. The Auburn Joss House
The Auburn Joss House kitchen. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
8. The Auburn Joss House kitchen.
The Auburn Joss House caretaker's quarters. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2011
9. The Auburn Joss House caretaker's quarters.
 
 
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