Architecture / Los Angeles

LA Suburb Rancho Cucamonga’s Chinatown House Becomes an Endangered Historic Site

The Chinatown House is one of the vestiges of Rancho Cucamonga’s Chinese community. Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation.

One of the last visible reminders of Chinese American history in the Los Angeles area may soon be lost. The Chinatown House in Rancho Cucamonga was just named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2013 list of America’s …

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Architecture / Arts & Culture

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A neighborhood infinitely more nuanced than its namesake, Sunset Park repeatedly defies expectation. Once hailed as the “New Williamsburg,” Sunset Park residents have fought to keep industry in as a means to keep gentrification out. A widely diverse area where the term “minority” is misleading, upwards of 75% of the population is Hispanic or Chinese, with a rich history of Irish, Polish and Norwegian immigration dating back to the 1800s.

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