Our friends and colleagues at the National Trust for Historic Preservation have alerted us to the designation of China Alley in Hanford, California on the list of endangered sites. As you know there are very few rural Chinatowns left in the U.S. Located in the central valley of California, China Alley currently has a restored Taoist Temple, which is the locus on community celebrations such as the Moon Festival. Restoring other buildings in China Alley will help our nation remember the valuable contributions of Chinese laborers who built this community and made lasting contributions to the area.
Here is the full transcript of the NTHP's press release on all the endangered sites.