Pittsburgh's Chinatown, 2018
This is a DIY paper craft model of 520 Third Ave, the only remaining building with a physical trace of this city’s historic Chinatown.
Pittsburgh’s Chinatown formed in the late 1800’s, a small part of the large migration of people traveling west during the Gold Rush. At its height in the 1920s, some 500 residents and 25 businesses called Second and Third Avenues between Ross and Grant Street their home. Chinatown’s decline is due in part because the construction of the boulevard of the Allies that bisected the neighborhood.
Download and build your own here.