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The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown

 
 
The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
1. The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown Marker
Inscription. There are three existing ancient Nine Dragon Walls in China. They are located in Datong, Shanxi Province and Beijing. The Nine Dragon Walls are originated from Screen Walls in ancient Chinese architecture.

Ancient Chinese believed 9 to be the most prestigious number and dragon the soul of all things of creation. The Chinese people consider Dragon as the emblem of Chinese national spirit. Ancient Chinese emperors were even self-acclaimed as reincarnation of dragons. The emperors of Ming and Qing dynasty built the Nine Dragon Walls to show off the supremacy of the imperial power.

The Chicago Chinatown’s Nine Dragon Wall is the resemblance of the one in Beihai Park in Beijing. The magnificent Nine Dragon Wall is an excellent piece of traditional Chinese architecture. The nine bustling dragons vividly portray the sef-striving character of the Chinese all over the world.

The Nine Dragon Wall was established by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce on Sep. 9, 2003.
 
Erected 2003 by Chinatown Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 51.182′ N, 87° 37.885′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cermak Road and South Wentworth Avenue, on the right
The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
2. The Nine Dragon Wall in Chicago’s Chinatown Marker
when traveling west on West Cermak Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60616, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry B. Clarke House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Visionary (approx. 0.6 miles away); American Book Company Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); John J. Glessner House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wheeler–Kohn House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Platt Luggage Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); George Pullman (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
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Chicago’s Chinatown image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 8, 2015
3. Chicago’s Chinatown
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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