San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Ng Shing Gung
Temple of Five Gods
In 1931, the City of San Jose acquired Ng Shing Gung along with the rest of the Heinlenville property. Most of the buildings were torn down to make way for the construction of a City maintenance facility. In 1949 Ng Shing Gung was also dismantled. The altar furnishings and a portion of the facade were preserved and placed in storage by the City. In the early 1970s, these artifacts were moved to storage at the San Jose Historical Museum in Kelly Park and became part of the Museum Collection. A replica of the Ng Shing Gung building was included in the Museum Master Plan in 1972.
The Chinese community, desiring to preserve their heritage, formed the non-profit Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP)
This sign was made possible by the San Jose Historical Museum Association Endowment Fund.
Erected by San Jose Historical Museum Association.
Location. 37° 19.191′ N, 121° 51.492′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Senter Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1650 Senter Road, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Printing Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Print Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Warburton’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); O’Brien’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Dashaway Stables (within shouting distance of this marker); San Jose Electric Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Empire Firehouse (about 300 feet away); The Nelson-DeLuz House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
More about this marker. This marker is located in History Park, a part of San Jose’s Kelly Park.
Categories. • Asian Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 672 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on February 3, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.