Photos: Washington D.C. Chinatown over the years

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July 5, 1894 article in the Washington Evening Star references a Chinatown in Washington D.C. near 4 1/2 Street.
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609-611 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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February 9, 1929 Evening Star article about Chinese New Year in Washington D.C.
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608-612 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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618-624 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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October 10, 1945 Evening Star article about how residents in Washington D.C.'s Chinatown are celebrating China's victory over Japan in WWII.
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Chinese Community Church, 1011 L Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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600 Block H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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June 29, 1951 letter to the editor in the Evening Star features a poem about Chinatown in Washington D.C.
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700 block H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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700 Block H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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July 16, 1963 article in the Washington Evening Star about a phone booth shaped like a pagoda in Washington D.C.'s Chinatown.
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703-709 H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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800 block H Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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July 23, 1971 Evening Star article about the proposed convention center in Washington D.C.
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700 block 7th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)
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View of the H Street corridor bridged by the Chinatown Arch, looking east from 7th St. NW. L'Enfant-McMillan Plan of Washington, D.C. Date unknown. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs)<br />
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015. Zhi Guan owns a barber shop in Chinatown and says that the high rents are pricing out small businesses.
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015. Community leader Raymond Wong runs the Wong People Kungfu Association and offers free martial arts classes to the public.
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015
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Washington D.C. Chinatown, 2015. Chinatown resident Jiating Xu said she's very concerned about how Chinatown has changed in the last few years. She misses the groceries, clinics, and restaurants that made living in the neighborhood comfortable and convenient.