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The French Quarter Chinatown

Category: Community Events

Start: Jan 10, 2018 5:30 PM

End: Jan 10, 2018 7:30 PM

Gallier House, 1132 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

Gallier Gathering,   

"The French Quarter Chinatown 
Speaker:  Winston Ho
In 1873, Fou Lou Company, the first Chinese business in New Orleans, and one of the first Chinese-American businesses in the South, opened its doors in the French Quarter on Chartres Street near Conti Street. For the next one hundred years, a handful of Chinese stores, restaurants, and laundries maintained a continuous presence in the Quarter, and by the 1940s, a small Chinatown had developed between the 300 and 600 blocks of Bourbon Street, until the Chinese abandoned the Quarter and migrated to the suburbs in the 1970s and 1980s.
Winston Ho 何嶸 is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of New Orleans, with a degree in history and Chinese language from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and specializing in early twentieth-century China and Chinese-American history in New Orleans. Mr. Ho is the son of Taiwanese parents and a native of New Orleans.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 

5:30 p.m. wine reception, 6:00 p.m. lecture


Gallier House Shop,
 1126 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA




Reserve your seat through eventbrite--seats are limited. Admission is FREE for HGGHH members, $7 for nonmembers. Join HGGHH today to enjoy our Gallier Gatherings lectures throughout the 2017-2018 season. Membership status will be verified at the door; non-members must pay at the door. Reserved tickets are highly recommended as many of our past Gallier Gatherings have SOLD OUT in advance. Please arrive by 5:50 p.m. to claim your seat; five minutes prior to the lecture, unclaimed seats will be made available to those without tickets.
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