In the early 1900s Pittsburgh’s Chinatown was thriving. With more than 20 restaurants, bakeries, import shops, and food markets, it was a lively center for commerce. Its temple, social halls, and merchant societies formed a welcoming home base for Pittsburgh’s 500 Chinese residents.
Today just one restaurant remains. This story reveals why, how, and when Chinatown vanished from the Pittsburgh landscape.
Presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh / Hosted by Pam Gianni of DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh
The DOP Stories series, November 2020 - February 2021, is supported in part by: UPMC, Dollar Bank and The Benter Foundation