Providence’s Historic Chinatown, American Connections
Sun, May 5; 12pm-1:15pm
Beneficent Congregational Church front, Weybosset St
Tom’s Bao Bao, Westminster St.
This tour uncovers the migration, settlement and enterprise of Chinese in Providence’s central city from about 1875 to 1960. While few physical traces remain, walking the streets and replaying some historical episodes will restore historical connections between these settlers and the unfolding of the downtown economic geography.