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Denver’s Chinatown

Updated 2018-10-31
  • Decorating for Chinese New Year

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    A Chinese-American man hangs a scroll with Chinese characters on a wall in a building on Hop Alley in Denver, Colorado. Celestial lays nearby and smokes from a pipe. Images of a dragon and flowers are on the wall.
    Decorating for Chinese New Year
  • Anti-Chinese Riot, 1880

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    On Halloween in 1880, amid rising anti-Chinese sentiment in Colorado and across the West, a white mob ransacked Denver's Chinatown. In one of Colorado's worst episodes of racial violence, the mob beat one Chinese man to death, injured dozens more, and destroyed Chinese homes and businesses.
    Anti-Chinese Riot, 1880
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