Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Chinese Cemetery Shrine
Nineteenth Century Los Angeles
—Evergreen Cemetery —
of Chinese settlement in the Los Angeles area.
It illustrates the use of traditional ceremonies
brought from China and honors the lives
of 19th century Chinese Americans.
The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
respectfully dedicates the preservation of the shrine
to the memory of those pioneers.
Built 1888 – Declared 1990
[Seal of the:
"City of Los Angeles, Founded 1783"]
Historic-Cultural Monument No. 486
City of Los Angeles
Cultural Heritage Commission
Erected 1990 by City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission. (Marker Number 486.)
Location. 34° 2.324′ N, 118° 11.679′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Evergreen Cemetery Drive north of E. 1st Street when traveling east. Touch for map. The Chinese Cemetery Shrine is located in Section "L" of the Evergreen Cemetery - near its southeast corner, off the intersection of East First and East Lorena Streets. It is accessible only via
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Japanese-American Soldiers (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Antonio Winery (approx. 2.4 miles away); In Memory of Our Ancestors (approx. 2.6 miles away); Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (approx. 2.7 miles away); Honoring The Lives (approx. 2.7 miles away); Latino Blood, American Hearts (approx. 2.8 miles away); In Honor (approx. 2.8 miles away); Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . .
1. 19th Century Chinese Memorial Shrine. The Chinese shrine in Evergreen Cemetery was built in 1888 by the people of Los Angeles' Old Chinatown. It consists of two 12-foot-high kilns or "burners" (presently inoperable), a central altar platform, and a common memorial stone - or stele, inscribed with Chinese characters. The monument is approximately 1,000 square feet in size. ... (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Graveyards of L.A.: "Evergreen Cemetery - Snapshots of a Forever Changing Boyle Heights" (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Map of Evergreen Cemetery - Boyle Heights District, East Los Angeles. (Submitted on May 27, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Asian Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.