Chinatown’s Trademark Pagoda Tower in San Francisco, California - Encircle Photos

27 Chinatown’s Trademark Pagoda Tower in San Francisco, California

During the 1906 earthquake, approximately 14,000 Chinese immigrants were killed when Chinatown was destroyed. The city tried to have them rebuild in a less desirable location but they refused, hired an architect and created buildings that appeared Chinese. An example is this pagoda tower on the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street. It was built in 1910 as the Sing Chong Bazaar but now is a food court.

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717 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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