Kam Wah Chung Company Building

Canton St., John Day City Park, John Day, Oregon

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Kam Wah Chung Company

Photo taken by Richard Doody in June 2011

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Description 

The Kam Wah Chung Company Building is the best known example of a Chinese merchantile and herb store in the United States representing the Chinese role in the post-Civil War expansion period of the American West. It is significant for its association with Chinese immigratints in the development of the American West. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, September 20, 2005

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1973
Reference number
73001575
Areas of significance
Commerce; Ethnic Heritage - Asian; Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Medical business/office; Civic; Business
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
ca. 1866

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody