The Auburn Joss House

The Auburn Joss House (HMTC8)

Location: Auburn, CA 95603 Placer County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.684', W 121° 4.705'

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Auburn's original joss house (dedicated February 1909) was located directly across Sacramento Street. After the August 25, 1921 fire that destroyed most of Chinatown, a building was erected here that later became home to the Ling Ying Association. By 1930, the alter (circa 1860) had been retrofitted. This building served as the social and religious headquarters for the Chinese community, as well as a boarding house, a Chinese school, and as the associations' meeting place. Typical of Chinese Gold Rush era architecture, the joss house is one of the few wooden structures preserved in Old Town Auburn.
Dedicated March 12, 2005
by the
Native Sons of the Golden West
Barney Noel, Grand President
In Memory of James D. Phelan, United States Senator
HM NumberHMTC8
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed2005
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 4:57pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 666646 N 4306850
Decimal Degrees38.89473333, -121.07841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.684', W 121° 4.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 41.04" N, 121° 4' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123-131 Brewery Ln, Auburn CA 95603, US
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