Rancho Cucamonga Chinatown House Named a NTHP's Most Endangered Historic Places
June 19, 2013—The Chinatown House has been named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for inclusion in its 26th Annual 11 Most Endangered Historic Places® list. This annual recognition spotlights important examples of the nation's architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. Among the other distinguished honorees for this year include the Astrodome, Houston, Texas; Gay Head Lighthouse, Aquinnah, Massachusetts; San Jose Church, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the Worldport Terminal at JFK Airport, Jamaica, New York. America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places has identified more than 240 threatened one-of-a-kind historic treasures since 1988. The designation has been a potent tool for elevating awareness and attracting resources to save endangered sites around the nation. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America's historic places to enrich our future. For more information, visit www.PreservationNation.org/places.
Announcing the 2013 List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Save Chinatown House Coalition Meeting, Thursday, June 6, 2013
The Coalition to Save Chinatown House will have a special meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2013, beginning at 5:30pm, to discuss topics related to the current efforts to save the historic structure and a focus on next steps toward preservation and adaptive re-use. The meeting will take place at the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A) Los Angeles Lodge (pictured at right), located at 415 Bamboo Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in L.A. Chinatown. Coalition Co-chair Eugene Moy will be leading the meeting. For those of you who are planning to come to the meeting site, free limited parking is available at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) headquarters, north of the Lodge at 411 Bernard Street. Enter the driveway between the two Historical Society houses and park in back. The walking distance between CHSSC and C.A.C.A. is about two minutes along Broadway and then west on Bamboo Lane.
The meeting is for coalition members only. If you are interested in participating, please contact Eugene Moy at (626) 926-5705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save Chinatown House Coalition at Cultural Arts Night, May 10, 2013
The Coalition to Save Chinatown House will be participating in the heritage with a special Cultural Arts Night sponsored by the City of Rancho Cucamonga Public Library and Planning Department on Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:00pm-9:00pm. The event will take place at Paul A. Biane Library at Victoria Gardens, located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. This free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, magic performances and storytelling, vintage car displays, crafts and activities for children and displays of local history organizations, historic homes and sites. Learn about the community efforts to save this important piece of history of the Inland Empire. Download the event flyer.
Speak Up About Saving Chinatown House
Concerned citizens supportive of the preservation of Chinatown House have the opportunity to make their voices heard at during public comment at the meetings of municipals and government and agencies. City Council of Rancho Cucamonga meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in City Council Chambers. The meetings of the Planning and Historic Preservation Commission of Rancho Cucamonga are held every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the City's Council Chamber. And, the Board of the Cucamonga Valley Water District meet each second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. The meetings are held at its headquarters, located at 10440 Ashford Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-2799.