International District (Seattle)

Visitor Information

507 South King Street
Seattle, Washington

Website: http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8203

As one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, Seattle's Chinatown-International District is rich with history and culture. For many years the Chinatown-International District has served as the cultural hub for Asian Americans in the area. The draw of the area is undeniable-from delectable Asian restaurants to unique specialty shops to the diverse heritage sites-there is truly something for everyone! The International District (and Chinatown especially) gained new clout in 1962 with the election of Wing Luke to the Seattle City Council, the highest post in the Continental U.S. yet achieved by a Chinese American.