Chinatown | Housing

A Palace on South Louie

The origin story of Charlie Gu’s majestic Chinatown home

ZACH GOLDHAMMER

ZACH GOLDHAMMER

Chinatown’s South Louie Parkway—just one block long, located squarely between Ping Tom Memorial Park and the Chinatown Square shopping district—is, for the most part, a quiet residential street. The rows of plain brick homes, built by the Richland Realty Group in 2002 as affordable housing for workers and recent immigrants, sit at the lot lines of the narrow road, lending it the feel of a suburban alley. Continue reading