There isn’t much to the Chinatown in Lethbridge, Alberta. It consists of little more than one city block of businesses that are becoming, dare I say, less Chinese.
You can just see the bell tower on the old fire hall in the southeast corner of the above aerial view. All of the pictures in this post were taken in this one block area.
I liked the old painted on sign on the top corner of the building, along with the detailed brick work.
The top of the facade of this building collapsed on Feb 4, 2011 www.cjocfm.com/newscentre/local-news/partial-wall-collaps…
You can see the original facade here: www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/image-image.aspx?id=8729#i3
Chinese Free Masons, who knew? I liked the gold lettering and the bright red panels on this building. The recessed balcony is an interesting feature.
The Bow On Tong Co. building is another long time resident of this area. The store front looks like it dates from the building’s original construction, with some more recent paint, of course. Again the brick detail in the facade is excellent.
In the best light…