Chinatown and the Empress of Heaven

A Tour of San Francisco Chinatown and the Tin How Temple...   The Chinese immigrants that built the San Francisco Chinatown wanted to bring their home with them. The goal was to create a city within a city. They had their own businesses, newspapers, governing institutions, commerce centers, and religious spaces. While embracing America and …

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La Mujeres Muralistas and the Fantasy on 24th Street

Deep in the Mission District on 24th street between York and Bryant is a small children’s park nestled between two businesses--Five Markets Groceries and La Mexicana Bakery. The park includes small play areas for young children, a water fountain, seating spaces, and on the edifices of the neighboring structures are a series of colorful murals. …

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