Chinatown, Phoenix

The U.S. city of Phoenix, Arizona once had a Chinatown that was started in the 1870s[1] and lasted until the 1940s with the general population scattering throughout the city thereafter.[2] Sources from a research project indicated that more than one Chinatown existed in the city of Phoenix, with one around First Street and Madison[3][4] and a second at First and Adams Street in the present location of the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Phoenix Chinatown
Neighborhood of Phoenix
Sun Mercantile Building - South East Corner in Phoenix, AZ, last remaining building in the area once called "Chinatown"
Sun Mercantile Building - South East Corner in Phoenix, AZ, last remaining building in the area once called "Chinatown"
Coordinates: 33°27′N 112°04′W / 33.450°N 112.067°W
Country United States
StateArizona
CityPhoenix, Arizona
ZIP Code
85286
Area code(s)Area code 602

History

Chinese immigrants working as railroad workers established the first Chinatown in downtown Phoenix at First and Adams Street in the present location of Talking Stick Resort Arena. All buildings have been torn down except for the Sun Mercantile Building.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Contemporary Ethnic Geographies in America - Page 216.
  2. ^ Chinese America: History and Perspectives 1991 - Page 47.
  3. ^ Minorities in Phoenix: a profile of Mexican American, Chinese ... - Page xiv.
  4. ^ Raising Arizona's Dams: Daily Life, Danger, and Discrimination in ... - Page 199.
  5. ^ Row over Chinatown landmark stirs memories
Chinese Cultural Center, Phoenix

The “Chinese Cultural Center” was a complex of buildings in Phoenix, Arizona. It was located at 668 N 44th St. on the Northeastern side of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. It was established in 1997 by BNU Corporation, a subsidiary of COFCO , a state-run enterprise of the People's Republic of China.The Center was sold by COFCO in 2017 and Chinese elements relocated offsite. It is now a retail/office complex.

List of ethnic enclaves in North American cities

This is a list of ethnic enclaves in various countries of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds to the native population. An ethnic enclave in this context denotes an area primarily populated by a population with similar ethnic or racial background. This list also includes concentrations rather than enclaves, and historic examples which may no longer be an ethnic enclave.

Neighborhoods and urban villages of Phoenix, Arizona
Urban villages
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