11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Rancho Cucamonga Chinatown House

Year Listed: 2013
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Threat: Demolition

Rancho Cucamonga Chinatown House
Photo by O.C. Lee


It was built from local materials in a vernacular style in 1919 and was designated a City Landmark in 1985. The two-story brick building provided housing and a general store for a community of approximately fifty Chinese American laborers. Today, the house is one of the last tangible connections to the history of the once-thriving Chinese American community that helped build modern-day Rancho Cucamonga.