Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels by Marie Rose Wong
For Seattle history and Asian American history buffs. Growing from a single Chinese immigrant in the 1850 and 1860 Washington Territory Census to a bustling center of culture and activism, the C-ID is perhaps the only enclave in the US where different Asian immigrant groups have grown side-by-side without distinct boundaries. The intermingling was a response to both discriminatory policies and the brick-and-mortar architecture of single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels. The book includes a treasure trove of archival images, a series of original maps showing neighborhood change, and interviews with longtime C-ID residents. 320pp.