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Delta throwback: Chinatown's last resident

Chinese pioneers settled in the area of Ladner’s River Road West and 47A Avenue.
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Soo Long was the last resident of Delta’s Chinatown community.

This 1968 photo in the Delta Optimist showed Soo Long, the last resident of the once populace Ladner Chinatown.

He lived in one of the last two remaining buildings of the community, which was almost completely wiped out by a fire in the late 1920s.

There’s no more buildings standing in Ladner today to remind people that a once vibrant Chinatown community existed.

However, the city last year restored a commemorative concrete statue and plaque that were donated by the Chung Chuck family through the Delta Centennial Celebration in 1979.