The Burning of San Jose Chinatown

The Burning of San Jose Chinatown (HMHEW)

Location: San Jose, CA 95113 Santa Clara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.95', W 121° 53.352'

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May 4, 1887

In Memory of
The Burning of San Jose Chinatown
May 4, 1887

On this site on May 4, 1887 a mysterious fire, deliberately set, destroyed San Jose's Chinatown. This was the largest Chinatown South of San Francisco. A community of bachelors and of families, these early Chinese Pioneers were instrumental in developing the economy of Santa Clara county.
Dedicated May 4, 1987.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceHotel
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Year Placed1987
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 6:55am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
Location DescriptionOn the side of the San Jose Fairmont Hotel
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598404 N 4132337
Decimal Degrees37.33250000, -121.88920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.95', W 121° 53.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 57.0000" N, 121° 53' 21.1200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)408, 650
Can be seen from road?No
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-3 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose CA 95113, US
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