neighborhoods : chinatown

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Some interesting things I discovered about Chicago's Chinatown recently: Chicago is the second oldest Chinese settlement in America after they began to flee California, the Nine Dragon Wall (Patrick has some super photos of on his Flickr) is one of only three replicas outside of China of the original in Beijing, and the original Chinatown was located about two miles north, but was relocated to it's southside spot in 1911. I've visited "Chinatown" neighborhoods in four other United States cities and they're all a little different. One of Chicago's standout features is certainly the two story "Chinatown Square" which boosts a number of different commercial businesses and restaurants and homes a small sculptural park of the twelve Chinese Zodiacs.

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View Patrick's Chinatown photos here and scroll down on the blog to view the past neighborhood's featured in our on-going project.