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East at Main Street Mapping Project


East at Main Street: APIA Mapping Project gathers photographs, videos, memories, and other material related to places that are important to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. Few sites associated with APIA history and cultures have been recognized as landmarks. Raising awareness of these places will assist their preservation for the future and help create a more complete picture of United States history.

In collaboration with community groups, non-profit organizations, archives and individuals we are gathering materials (photographs, old newspapers, historic maps, etc.) and stories (oral histories or talk story, written narratives, etc.) to capture the rich layers of place-making and community-building in historically and culturally significant sites throughout the United States and US territories.

Help us uncover and share information and memories reflecting the historical and cultural contributions of API Americans.


Visit the project website and help us uncover and share information reflecting the historical and cultural contributions of API Americans.


For the latests news, schedule for upcoming community pinning workshops, and more information about this project, check out our blog.


This project by Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) is in collaboration with HistoryPin and funded by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training and the National Trust for Historic Preservation

About East at Main Street

Nancy "Atomic Nancy" Sekizawa with an old photo of the Atomic Cafe in Los Angeles's LIttle Tokyo. Photo credit: Tadashi Nakamura.

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