Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums

Designers: Chong, Gordon H. and Partners, Architects (firm); Gordon Hing Quon Chong (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Sacramento, CA

Building History

The Friends of the Yee How Museum posted this description of a possible museum they envisioned: "The Yee Fow Museum, A Cultural and Educational Center, will be a major community-based enterprise to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese American art, history, and culture. The facilities of the Museum, should be no lest [sic] than 20,000 square feet, include a nondenominational Chinese temple in a garden park like setting, a 2,935 square-foot gallery, book shop, classroom, and offices. The Museum will attract a broad spectrum of audiences from Northern California, as well as visitors from all over the country and internationally. By developing a Yee Fow Museum, Sacramento can capitalize on its Chinese heritage and segue into opportunities to partner with China. It behooves all of Sacramento to seize this opportunity to become a 'sister city' of culture, commerce, and trade. Sacramento deserves no lest [sic]." (See Friends of the Yee How, "About the Yee Fow Museum Concept A Cultural and Educational Center," accessed 06/26/2018.) The San Francisco architect of Chinese-American descent, Gordon H. Chong, (b. 1943) has consulted on the design of this museum.

PCAD id: 22147