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By John Wiley

Part of the big gathering for the Chinatown walking tour on Saturday.

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Flicka May 13, 2018 07:33 PM
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I think "down voting" should be done by the dedicated staff when they think something is irrelevant. Seems any yahoo can eliminate a comment for no conceivable reason except they don't like the poster or simply want to be unpleasant. Here's another one for them!

Roger May 13, 2018 08:37 PM
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I think they(the staff) like it better this way...I thought it was funny that people were disagreeing on where Chinatown was..

a-1542208679 May 13, 2018 05:13 PM
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There used to be a liquor store on that corner. MIratti's I think. We'd go there as kids and choose toys off the revolving display stand. Cap guns were the favorite choice. And the old Chinaman across the street used to give us salted dried plums as a treat. He was the nicest old guy, and sat at the very back of his store--- located-where Main Squeeze used to be.

Flicka May 13, 2018 09:50 AM
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Fake Presidio? Does that go with Trump's "fake news". If you don't like something it's "fake"? No one claims it is the original, just a reproduction.

Alma Krause May 13, 2018 09:32 AM
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I like the The Fake Presidio, beautiful pnoto of it.

a-1542208679 May 12, 2018 09:38 PM
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131 E. Canon Perdido (site of the restored El Presidio) was home to the Buddhist Church of Santa Barbara. To honor the imperialistic Spanish Empire, the historic Buddhist Church was demolished to allow for the construction of the fake Presidio. I also remember the Hing Yuen Market at 138 E. Canon Perdido back in the 1960s.

EastBeach May 13, 2018 07:53 PM
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Correction: I should have said ... "grocery store on the SW corner of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara streets".

EastBeach May 13, 2018 01:53 PM
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Good memory. The historic Chinatown used to run all the way from where Rudy's Mexican Restaurant is now to State Street. Remnants in the 60's and 70's included the grocery store on the SE corner of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara streets, the Yat Sun laundry next door, a social club, and Jimmy's Restaurant. There were also many Chinese-American families living in apartments upstairs and in the building where C'est Cheese is today. I do remember the Buddhist Church on the north side of Canon Perdido. There was also a second grocery store on the NW corner of Canon Perdido and Santa Barbara. I seem to recall a restaurant on the NE corner but can't recall the name. To locals of my generation, the "Fake Presidio" does seem just that. But all the tourists and retirees from out of town love adobe and tile :)

a-1542208679 May 13, 2018 10:18 AM
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I remember Wick's Victory market at 138 E. Canon Perdido back in the 1940s.

Factotum May 12, 2018 10:56 PM
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Spain sent the missionaries to combat the Russians who were penetrating this area "imperialistically" from the north. History.

MountainMan4865 May 12, 2018 08:43 PM
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Great article... across the street from this photo is where Jimmy's Oriental Garden (restaurant) was. Was a regular family outing for us growing up... https://www.sbthp.org/a-history-of-chinatown

tagdes May 13, 2018 06:31 PM
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Nope, you also need to read the article. The original was State to Anacapa (soon to be down voted) and after the earthquake it, the new Chinatown was moved to between SB and Anacapa where we now see the remains. They asked "where was Chinatown" not where was New Chinatown.

REX OF SB May 13, 2018 06:02 PM
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Actually, Tagdes, you stated it incorrectly. You originally posted that Chinatown went from State Street to Anacapa; in fact, it went from State Street to SB Street, with the nucleus being from SB to Anacapa Street.

tagdes May 13, 2018 04:34 PM
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Actually you are incorrect, try reading the referenced article by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historical preservation and above post as both state as I said from State Street with buildings west of Santa Barbara Street. Amazing how people here down vote a correct response and up vote an incorrect one because it sounds better to them even though they have no idea.

SB_TAHOE May 13, 2018 08:07 AM
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Actually, between Anacapa and Santa Barbara streets.

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