Locke Chinese School - Locke, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 38° 15.062 W 121° 30.592
10S E 630385 N 4234718
Quick Description: A small school in one of California's first Chinatowns.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 6:34:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMMA8F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

At the beginning of the 20th century, Locke was California's largest rural China Town. In 1915, the local chapter of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang) built this house as a meeting place and town hall.

From 1926 until 1940 the building served as a school to teach Chinese language to the local children. Back then, it was called the Kao Ming School.

The school was reopened around 1954 under the name Joe Shoong School. It was permanently closed in the mid 1980s due to lack of Chinese children in the area. Today, only 10 people of Chinese descent still live in Locke.

The school now serves as a museum.

Original or Re-creation?: Original

Year the school first opened.: 9/1/1926

Year the school closed.: 7/1/1985

Is the schoolhouse still open as a school?: no

Locke Chinese School
1 Main Street
Locke, CA

Web Address (if available): [Web Link]

Does the school offer 19th century classroom reenactments or day camps?: no

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