Copyright 2007-2017

Wong Center : 1973

331 J St, Sacramento, CA

*DEBUNKED*

Design : McGuire, Eatough, Fong, AIA
Contractor : Campbell Construction Company

"Sacramento had a Chinatown and a Japantown, both of which were almost entirely demolished in the 1950s and 1960s. The blocks between I and J Street and 3rd/5th were constructed as a Chinese cultural center in the 1970s. The buildings were designed using common (some might say stereotypical) Asian motifs, generally by non-Chinese architects like Carter Sparks (best known for designing Streng mid-century homes in Land Park and south Sacramento.) The buildings include two senior citizen apartment buildings, several restaurants, a gift shop, a Confucius temple, meeting spaces for a couple of Chinese benevolent associations, a small gift shop, and a small museum that is almost never open. It isn't really a tourist destination kind of place, except for the occasional festival held on the site." - William Burg

-all photos by flickr user Narwal

Photo by Flickr user Narwal
Photo by Flickr user Narwal
Photo by Flickr user Narwal
Photo by Flickr user Narwal
Photo by Flickr user Narwal
Photo by Flickr user Narwal