Jump to Jump to search Map of Chinatown showing stores, laundries and restaurants Lethbridge's Chinatown is a small district in downtown LethbridgeAlbertaCanada.
History[ edit ] to the establishment of what is now Chinatown, the area was known as the Segregated Area. By the time the bylaw was rescinded inprejudice and racism had already isolated the Chinese to this area and led to the establishment of Chinatown.
The bylaw was a result of complaints from non-Chinese laundry owners who felt prostiture Chinese laundries were too close to the town's centre. It was a red-light district frequented by prostitution, gambling and bootlegging, fueled mostly by coal miners.
While the bulk of residences and businesses were focused along the block of Ford Street — what is now modern Chinatown — this area was the centre of fog much larger nine-block area. Inthe City of Lethbridge passed Bylaw 83, which restricted the location of Chinese laundries to the Segregated Area.
By the s, Chinese residents began moving out of the lethbridgd, and by the end of pprostitute 20th century, all but one resident — Albert Leong, owner of Bow On Tong — had moved out, and Chinatown was reduced to one block with only a handful of buildings. At the beginning of the 20th century, the district had a population of around and businesses consisted of six laundries, four grocers and two restaurants.