Joss House

Joss House (HMGTD)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.55', W 119° 1.274'

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The Chinese community was an early and significant element of the population of Kern County.

Chinese immigrants contributed to the social, economic and industrial growth of Kern County by mining, farming, building railroads, and owning businesses. The first Chinese immigrants to Kern County came to work in the mines around Keyesville.

A small building was constructed in the 1870s in Bakersfield to serve the religious needs of the Chinese residents of the area. Such a Chinese temple was commonly referred to as a Joss House.

This structure is not an original Joss House. The items on exhibit here were donated by the local Chinese community. The religious figures, carved screens, altar, and incense are examples of those found in a place of worship.

Frank and Margaret Stanton donated this former residence in 1979.
Placed ByKern County Museum
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 316431 N 3918446
Decimal Degrees35.39250000, -119.02123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.55', W 119° 1.274'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 33.00" N, 119° 1' 16.44" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3505 Chester Ave, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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