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Former Omaha Chinese Community Hub Recognized As Historic Place

The Nebraska State Historical Society announced that three Omaha districts which used to be home to Chinese American immigrants, will be added to the National Register of Historic Places, reports the Omaha World Herald.

What is now a vacant brick structure at 1518 Cass Street in Omaha once served as the headquarters of the Omaha branch of the On Leong Tong, a Chinese American business association between 1930 and 1950.

The On Leong Tong served as a picture in Omaha’s Chinese community for at least two decades. Before that, male Chinese immigrants living in the Chinatown districts of American cities had organized themselves into brotherhoods generally known as “tongs.” Omaha was no exception.

The announcement allows the city to explore the histories of its past and present Chinese American residents.

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