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Chinese Laundry, 1923

 
 
Chinese Laundry, 1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 9, 2012
1. Chinese Laundry, 1923 Marker
Inscription. The south half of this building was the Hop Lee Chong Laundry, a Chinese laundry in continuous use from the building's construction in 1923 until 1964. The north half was the home of several Oriental businesses such as the "American Company", "Sunset Company", and "Tuck and Tong Herb Company". It also served as living quarters for local Oriental tenants, including various operators of the laundry.
 
Erected by Gaslamp Quarter. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Gaslamp Quarter - San Diego marker series.
 
Location. 32° 42.65′ N, 117° 9.653′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on 4th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 4th Avenue, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bum - San Diego’s Official Town Dog / Greyfriars Bobby (a few steps from this marker); Quin Building, 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacifica Hotel, 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886
Chinese Laundry, 1923 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 9, 2012
2. Chinese Laundry, 1923 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); William Heath Davis House, 1850 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lester Hotel, 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); Timkin Building, 1894 (within shouting distance of this marker); I.O.O.F. Building, 1882 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in San Diego.
 
Categories. Asian AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
Chinese Laundry Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 16, 2012
3. Chinese Laundry Building
Chinese Laundry Building image. Click for full size.
By Maja Tajima, February 16, 2012
4. Chinese Laundry Building
The Chinese Laundry building is seen here on the right, with the Pacifica Hotel on the far left.
 
 
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