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Isleton in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bing Kong Tong Society Building

 
 
Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
1. Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker
Inscription.  This building dates from 1927 when it was rebuilt after a fire in 1926. The upper floor served the Chinese population as a center for religious and social activities.

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 AmericansNotable 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
Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
2. Bing Kong Tong Society Building Marker
Marker can be seen on the right of the photo.
The mural was done by the school children of Isleton.
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marker, measured as the crow flies. 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".
 
Additional commentary.
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. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted June 27, 2012.
 
Bing Kong Tong Society Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 21, 2009
3. Bing Kong Tong Society Building
Bing Kong Tong Society Building (2020) image. Click for full size.
December 6, 2020
4. Bing Kong Tong Society Building (2020)
Note the marker is now visible attached to the fence to the right of the building.
 
 
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.

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