Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Americans of Chinese Ancestry
In memory of the Americans of Chinese ancestry who lost their lives in defense of freedom and democracy.
[Chinese characters and insignia of the American Legion.]
Dedicated by the Lt. Benj. Ralph Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291
April 29, 1962.
Poy G. Lee, AIA, Architect.
Built by De Nigris Monument Co.
Erected 1962 by American Legion, Lt. Benjamin Ralph Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291.
Location. 40° 42.809′ N, 73° 59.888′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Chatham Square just west of East Broadway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in Kimlau Square off Chatham Square/Bowery Street and between St. James Place and East Broadway. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lin Ze Xu (a few steps from this marker); Kimlau Square (a few steps from this marker); The First Jewish Cemetery in the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); First Shearith Israel Cemetery Alfred E. Smith House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); PFC Frank Vallone, USMC (about 400 feet away); St. James' Church (about 500 feet away); Padre Felix Varela Morales (about 500 feet away).
Also see . . . Memorial Day, Kimlau Square. (Note: Lieutenant Kimlau was a pilot with the 380th Bomb Group, USAAF - not with the U.S. Navy as indicated in this article.) (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Chinese-Americans; Benjamin R. Kimlau (USAAF); Chinatown, New York City; American Legion.
Categories. • Asian Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Heroes • Military • Notable Persons • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,336 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on March 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.