Go around tomorrow and ask your neighbors or friends in New Orleans if they knew that around the turn of the 20th century, New Orleans was home to the largest Chinatown in the Southeastern United States. Located in what is today the CBD, there are no buildings left from the New Orleans' Chinatown and very few photos.
Maria Möller, an artist from Philadelphia, has been working through a residency with Tulane University's Center for Bioenvironmental Research, to develop a temporary public art piece at the old site of New Orlean's Chinatown on Tulane Avenue.
She will be hosting an event to discuss the history of New Orleans' Chinatown and go on a brief walking tour March 7 from 1 to 3 P.M. at the Saratoga. More information can be found on her blog, and you can read more about New Orleans' Chinatown in Richard Campanella's article on Nola.com.