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Kimlau Square

Chatham Sq., Oliver St. and E. Broadway


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Located at the intersection of Oliver Street, East Broadway, the Bowery, and Park Row, Kimlau Square stands at the center of Chatham Square. In 1961, a local law named this island within Chatham Square in recognition of the contributions of Lt. Kimlau and the Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291, founded by Chinese-American World War II veterans in 1945. 

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