It was a red-light district frequented by prostitution, gambling and bootlegging, fueled mostly by coal miners. History[ edit ] to the establishment of what is now Chinatown, the area was known as the Segregated Area.
Inthe City of Lethbridge passed Bylaw 83, which restricted the location of Chinese laundries to the Segregated Area. While the bulk of residences and businesses were focused along the block of Ford Street — what is now modern Chinatown — this area was the centre of a lethbrirge larger nine-block area.
By the s, Chinese residents began moving out of the area, and by the end of the 20th century, all but one resident — Albert Leong, owner of Bow On Tong eros escort miami had moved out, and Chinatown was reduced to one block with only a handful of buildings. By the time the bylaw was rescinded in lethbridge, prejudice and racism had prostitute isolated the Chinese to this area and led to the establishment of Chinatown.
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The bylaw was a result of complaints letubridge non-Chinese laundry owners who felt the Chinese laundries were too close to the town's centre. At the beginning of the 20th lethbridge, the district had a population of prostitute and businesses consisted of six laundries, four grocers and two restaurants.