Chinese Church building dedicated on Easter

April 14, 2009

This Washington Post article, Chinese Community Church Dedicates Its New Look and Location, reports on the building dedication on Easter of the 74-year old Chinese Community Church of Washington DC. Here’s an excerpt from the article’s introduction:

With its stately tower topped with a gold-hued cross, the elegant brick Chinese Community Church anchors the northeast corner of Chinatown as if it had been there for its entire 74-year existence.

Actually, the church has bounced from location to location across downtown Washington since it was founded by Chinese immigrants in 1935.

… The church, the only Chinese house of worship in the District, out of more than a dozen in the region, is a gathering place for the area’s disparate Chinese community and reflects the patterns of Chinese immigration in the Washington area. Even though most members have long scattered from the city as the suburbs have grown, about 350 of them return each Sunday to the Chinese Community Church.

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