Isleton in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bing Kong Tong Society Building
The Toy family operated a store two doors west called The Quong Wo Sing Co. After they moved here from Truckee in the 1880’s, 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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1995.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 Main Street, Isleton CA 95641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this Mei Wah Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); K. Nakano Co. Store (about 400 feet away); Isleton’s Historic Old Town (about 700 feet away); 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˝ miles away); Humphrey the Humpback Whale (approx. 4˝ miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isleton.
Regarding Bing Kong Tong Society Building. For additional information on Isleton and its history see Nearby Marker "Isleton’s Historic Old Town".
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 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.
— Submitted June 27, 2012.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,843 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4. submitted on December 7, 2020.