The Chinatown in Chicago

It is located on the South Side (located in the Armour Square community area), centered on Cermak and Wentworth Avenues. It is history that brought Chinese in this part of the United States of America.

Looking to escape the anti-Chinese violence that had broken out on the west coast, the first Chinese arrived in Chicago after 1869 when the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed. By the late 1800s, 25% of Chicago’s approximately 600 Chinese residents settled along Clark Street between Van Buren and Harrison Avenues in Chicago’s Loop.[3] In 1889, 16 Chinese-owned businesses were located along the two-block stretch, including eight grocery stores, two butcher shops and a restaurant. Faced with increasing rent prices, the Chinese living in this area began moving south to Armour Square in 1912. more here

a building in Chinatown Chicago. Taken by my friend Nonna.

 
 

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