Spokane County


Spokane Chinatown, Trent Alley,  Spokane Chinese
Trent Alley

Fairmount Memorial Park. Spokane County.
Fairmount Memorial Park is at 5200 W. Wellesey Avenue in the City of Spokane. It was a site of Chinese burial from 1894-1929. Reference: Nelson 1993: 70-76.

Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery. Spokane County.
Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery is located at 211 N. Government Way in the City of Spokane. Chinese burials occurred in Block 2, from 1888-1902. Graves were often unmarked and records indicate no names. Reference: Nelson 1993: 70-76; Reames.

Spokane Chinatown. Spokane County.
Spokane Chinatown covered about four blocks between Front Street (today’s Spokane Falls Boulevard) and Main Avenue and stretching east from Howard Avenue to Bernard Street. It included several alleys, notable Trent Alley. Chinatown housed railroad workers and miners in the 1880s and contained stores, laundries, restaurants, and hotels, association headquarters, and gambling halls. Fire in 1889 and anti-Chinese legislation marked the beginning of the out migration of Chinese who were replaced by Japanese. It was mostly abandoned in the 1940s with the remaining buildings being destroyed for the 1974 Expo. References: Chin and Chin 2013: 38; “Chinatown, Spokane;” Reames.

Trent Alley. Spokane County.
Trent Alley was an alternate name for the Spokane Chinatown. See Spokane Chinatown, Spokane County.

References
Chin, Art and Doug Chin. 2013. Chinese in Washington State. Seattle, Washington: OCA Greater Seattle.

Chinatown, Spokane.” n.d. Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaa. https://en.wikipedia.org/ Accessed December 10, 2017.

Nelson, Judy. 1993. “The Final Journey Home: Chinese Burial Practices in Spokane.” The Pacific Northwest Forum. Vol. VI, No. 1. Winter-Spring: 70-76. http://www.narhist.ewu.edu/ Accessed March 26, 2018.

Reames, Nicolette. n.d. “Spokane Chinatown.” Spokane, WA: Spokane Historical. http://spokanehistorical.org/ Accessed December 17, 2017.