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  1. 1. Chinatown Lily Defino, Edin Hodzic, Nema Shareef & Lily Shallow
  2. 2. Shawty I Can Take You There . . . The Red Line -towards 95th -Cermak—Chinatown stop *located at heart of Chinatown CTA Buses -four bus routes *eastside, westside, north, and south Location -North: 18th Street -South: 23rd Street -East: State Street -West: Chicago River
  3. 3. In the beginning . . .  After the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Chinese migrated to the Midwest.  The “Anti-Chinese” attitude pushed the Chinese away from the West Coast.  By 1890, Chicago was home to roughly 550 Chinese because of their acceptance.  They established shops, restaurants, laundromats, and homes around Van Buren and Clark Street.
  4. 4. More History  Prejudice and discrimination arose in Chicago.  Chinatown was pushed further South from Van Buren and Clark to Cermak and Wentworth.  H.O. Stone Company aided this establishment.  The Chinese community put on projects like road extensions and participation in the Worlds Fair in 1933.  Chinatown has continued to grow and expand.
  5. 5. Chinatown Today  Port of reception for Chinese immigrants  Job opportunities for Chinese  Cultural identification for Chinese Americans  Tourist attraction for the larger community
  6. 6. Demographics  Population: 70,000  Median Household Income: $32,554  Median Rent in 2013: $736  Average Household Size: 2.9 people
  7. 7. Lily2 Takes Chinatown Nine Dragon Wall -based off of Nine Dragon Wall monument in Beijing -people believe it helps bring good energy to Chinatown Chinese in America Mural -mural traces history of Chinese American immigrants in America -all pieces of mural were made in China specifically for the mural in Chicago
  8. 8. Our Chinatown Experience
  9. 9. Thanks for watching! We hope you’ll explore Chinatown soon!
  10. 10. Works Cited "Chinatown, Chicago." A View On Cities. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015. "Chinatown Chicago Profile." City-Data. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015. "Google Maps: Chinatown." Google Maps. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015. "History." Chicago--Chinatown. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Oct. 2015.

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