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From Chinese Laundries to the Pagoda House: Orientalist and East Asian Architecture in New Orleans
University of New Orleans graduate student Winston Ho explores the influence of traditional East Asian culture on New Orleans architecture, including Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture. The talk will explain the distinction between “Orientalist” and traditional East Asian architecture, and the origin of local landmarks, such as the Vallon Pagoda House; the Pagoda Café; the Chinese Presbyterian Church and the Trey Yuen restaurants in Hammond and Mandeville.
Free & open to the public. Space is limited – RSVP encouraged!
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