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Philadelphia Chinatown

 
 
Philadelphia Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. Philadelphia Chinatown Marker
Inscription. Founded in the 1870s by Chinese immigrants, it is the only “Chinatown” in Pennsylvania. This unique neighborhood includes businesses and residences owned by, and serving, Chinese Americans. Here, Asian cultural traditions are preserved and ethnic identity perpetuated.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.309′ N, 75° 9.301′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Race Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 913 Race Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African Baptist Church Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United States Mint (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Smith Barton (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Burial Grounds (approx. ¼ mile away); W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pennsylvania Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ralph Modjeski (approx. 0.3 miles away); NFL Films (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Philadelphia Chinatown Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony, October 8th, 2010
Philadelphia Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. Philadelphia Chinatown Marker
. Filmadelphia's 2.5 minute clip of the festivities and ceremony for the unveiling of the Philadelphia Chinatown marker, with the unveiling occurring at the end of the clip. (Submitted on November 2, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Asian AmericansIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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