The architecture of San Francisco Chinatown by Philip P. Choy

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Published by Chinese Historical Society of American Museum and Learning Center in San Francisco, Calif .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Architecture -- California -- San Francisco -- History. ,
  • Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History.,
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementPhilip P. Choy.
The Physical Object
Pagination43 p. :
Number of Pages43
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23120308M
ISBN 101885864388
ISBN 109781885864383

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