Ah Louis Store

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800 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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The Ah Louis Store in San Luis Obispo, California, is historically significant not only as a surviving building from the historic Chinese-American community in San Luis Obispo but also through its identification with the Chinese-American pioneer Ah Louis, or On Wong. The Ah Louis Store is a two story, brick, Victorian Italianate-style building in a rectangular plan which was built in 1885 and is approximately 2000 square feet in size. The foundation and walls of the Ah Louis Store are made of brick from Ah Louis’s own brickworks. This store was the center of Chinatown in San Luis Obispo from 1874 to 1930 and the house of Ah Louis and his family of eight children from 1885 to 1936. (Via https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/asia/2009/ah_louis_store.htm )

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