Gate of Filial Piety

New Chinatown Center Plaza, 1938. Chinatown, Los Angeles.

According to Jenny Cho in her book Chinatown in Los Angeles, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2009, p. 66: "The Gate of Maternal Virtue, also known as the Gate of Filial Piety, was built by Y. C. Hong as a tribute to his mother and to all mothers. Originally made of century-old camphor wood, the gate is located on the east side of Central Plaza that faces North Broadway Street."

There is a plaque placed by the Cultural Heritage Commission, CIty of Los Angeles, that states: "Chinatown East Gate. Webster & Wilson, Architect, Myers Brithers Construction Company Builder. Built 1939, Declared 2005. Historic-Cultural Monument no. 826."

The open air Central Plaza of the New Chinatown was designed by the architects Erle Webster and Adrian Wilson.


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