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  1. Mary Ann Otis
    3/7/2015
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    I enjoyed this article and any other’s from Pittsburgh’s past.

  2. al cammarata
    5/8/2015
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    There used to be a Chinese Chow Mein restaurant on W. Ohio street a few doors
    east of the Carnegie Library and almost across from the Old Market Place….

    • Edwin F. Lee
      10/15/2015
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      The restaurant is: Hong Wah Low
      114 E. Ohio Street
      Pittsburgh, Pa.
      I worked there as a student, served chop suey, chow mein, yakamein and egg foo yung.

  3. joann samuels
    5/16/2015
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    IN THE 50 S MY PARENTS BROUGHT MY SISTER AND ME TO THE CHINATOWN INN FOR DINNER ALMOST EVERY SUNDAY. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND SO WAS THE SERVICE.WE HAD THE SAME WAITER EVERY TIME WE WENT AND WE WERE JEWISH ,SO WE WERE THERE FOR ALL THE HOLIDAYS AND ON THE HOLIDAYS THERE WAS ALWAYS A LINE OUT THE DOOR. AS I GOT OLDER I LIVED DOWNTOWN AND THE OWNER MR YEE DELIVERED ME FOOD ALL THE TIME.

    • Rick Yee
      9/28/2016
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      Thanks a LOT for the info. Family name Yee is a popular Chinese Clan in the US. A lot of them settled in California, but quite some of there were more adventurous and lived across the continent. My last name is Yee too. I am a millennial, used to don’t like being Chinese. As getting older, start care more about the history of the clan, and discovered all the family members moved to Detroit after the Chinatown decline (as mentioned in this article). Still, there will be more for me to unfold, but thanks again for this piece of story! BTW, I am a good cook, as good as those of my ancestors.

  4. Edward Gmys-Casiano
    6/10/2016
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    Great story. I would love to see pictures of the Chinatown when it was thriving. I have been to Chinatown Inn many times, and I have never been disappointed.

  5. Joseph galata
    8/20/2016
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    Thank you! I was born in McKeesport but tested out of state. I’ve researched the atrocities committed against the Chinese in America in Nevada and California but didn’t know of a Chinese community in Pittsburgh

  6. Howard Scott
    9/15/2016
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    fascinating. there are many Chinese-language gravestones in Homewood Cemetery.
    can you please provide info on where I can read about the group named in this article, the Chinese fraternity “On Leong Labor”?
    sounds like it could be an interesting topic for our next issue of the Pennsylvania Labor History Journal.

    Howard Scott cahoscott@aol.com

  7. Frank
    4/30/2017
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    It’s just so sad how a whole community of people could be wiped out in a matter of fact article ,and what’s worse is it all took place in a North Eastern city. I can only imagine what that community could have contributed to Pittsburgh over the years.

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