Chinatown (HMHEV)

Location: San Jose, CA 95113 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.941', W 121° 53.355'

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From 1872 to 1887, a large Chinese population occupied this block of Market Street. Despite considerable discrimination against them, the Chinese managed to survive within their insular community. By the late 1880's, as downtown businesses began establishing themselves along South First Street, many saw Chinatown as a barrier to future expansion. Unsuccessful efforts were made to dislodge the Chinese. On May 4, 1887, a fire of suspicious origins, raced through the dense brick and wooden buildings of Chinatown, destroying the entire community in a matter of hours. Ruined and homeless, the Chinese were forced to relocate.
Marker Number2
Placed ByCity of San Jose. Historic Landmarks Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598400 N 4132320
Decimal Degrees37.33235000, -121.88925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.941', W 121° 53.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 56.46" N, 121° 53' 21.30" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 170 S Market St, San Jose CA 95113, US
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