Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Chinatown, Grass Valley
1850 – 1938
Erected 1969 by E Clampus Vitus, Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter No. 10.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 13.065′ N, 121° 3.604′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Bank Street and Frontage Road on Bank Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Bank Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbiad Cannon – 1850 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Post Office (about 500 feet away); Washington Brewery (about 700 feet away); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (about 700 feet away); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building Williams Stationery Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grass Valley Hardware (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Regarding Chinatown, Grass Valley. Most of the area that was once Grass Valley's Chinatown is now a parking lot. Second only to San Francisco's Chinatown, more than 1.000 Chinese lived here in the 1870's. You could find stores, gardens, opium and gambling parlors and "houses of joy."
Also see . . . Walking Tour of Historic Grass Valley. Published by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, this brochure highlights historical sites and buildings. The Chinatown marker site is Stop #25. (Submitted on October 13, 2011.)
Categories. • Asian Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3, 4. submitted on November 6, 2011, by Cathy O'donnell of Galt, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.