Chinatown, New York City 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 Chinatown, New York City, 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); Alfred E. Smith House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Black Horse Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); New York County Court House Rhinelander Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foley Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Sunday School Convention (approx. 0.2 miles away); Foley Square Before 1600 (approx. 0.2 miles 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 1,304 times since then and 53 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.