Pittsburgh’s Lost Chinatown

Pittsburgh’s Lost Chinatown

In the early 1900s, Pittsburgh’s Chinatown was thriving. With more than 20 restaurants, bakeries, import shops, and food markets, it was a lively center for commerce.  

Its temple, social halls, and merchant societies formed a welcoming home base for Pittsburgh’s 500 Chinese residents. Today, just one restaurant remains. This story reveals why, how, and when Chinatown vanished from the Pittsburgh landscape.

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This story was recorded on February 8, 2020.

Your Storyteller

Pamela Gianni, MD is a native Pittsburgher and second generation Italo-American, who loves all things Pittsburgh. She joined DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh as a volunteer tour curator, and now virtual storyteller, in 2019. In her day job, she’s a Medical Consultant to the Social Security Administration.

DOORS OPEN Team

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