Chinatown, Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Period of significance: 1955 - present

The Chinese community was very small and therefore scattered around town until 1970. In 1955 the prominent Fong family built Fong's Garden on Charleston near Fremont and small businesses opened in the area but, like the Asian business in the Commercial Center on Sahara Avenue near Maryland, faded as Chinatown developed in the 1990s. This is the only Chinatown in Nevada and consists of Asian American businesses and restaurants. For five years there was even a Kwan Yin Temple for those special Nevada-type marriages.