Kong Chow Association and Temple
一八五一年，余阿大於此成立了第一家中國互助協會 1四 巳公司。 該協會旨在促進美國華人相互支持， 並報併社會與經濟援助。當時此處也是座寺廟，成為
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Churches & Religion • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 37° 47.504′ N, 122° 24.277′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Pine Street and Kearny Street, on the right when traveling west on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Comfort Women" Column of Strength (a few steps from this marker); Chinese-American War Memorial (within
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1. Kong Chow Temple, 冈州古庙 San Francisco, USA (Chinatownlology). "In 1906, the original building was destroyed during the San Francisco earthquake. The importance of this institution was reflected in community’s efforts to rebuild it.... It is said that in 1948, Mrs. Harry Truman visited the temple to pray for Mr. Truman’s election results and asked for a prediction of 1948 election. At that time, most of the American public had expected her husband to lose the election.... Mrs. Truman held a container with prediction sticks and shook them until one of the sticks fell on the ground. This stick was exchanged for a paper slip with a story offering clues to her answer. It was an auspicious prediction and Mr. Truman did win the elections to become the 33rd President of the United States of America." (Submitted on August 23, 2020.)
2. Kong Chow Temple (Wikipedia). "Kong Chow Temple (traditional Chinese: 岡州古廟; simplified Chinese: 冈州古庙...) is a temple dedicated to Guan Di, located in the Chinatown neighborhood of San Francisco, California, in the United States....The temple was founded, in 1849, by members of the Cantonese population of San Francisco. In 1854, the temple was renamed Kong Chow Clan Association, to stress the social activities planned by the temple. The Association provided social welfare and religious needs for the community. Like many buildings in the area, it was destroyed in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and the community worked together to rebuild it at its original location, 520 Pine, near St. Mary's Square...." (Submitted on August 23, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.