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Wong Center : 1973
331 J St, Sacramento, CA
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