The Chinese-American architect who integrated Silver Lake

eugene-choy-home-tesla.jpgArchitect Eugene Kinn Choy overcame the anti-Chinese covenants and racism of 1940s Los Angeles to settle in Silver Lake and build his modernist home on Castle Street, near the reservoir. Choy, who died in 1991, became just the second Chinese-American member of the American Institute of Architects (after I.M. Pei) — and the family architecture practice is still in business, run by his son Barton. Choy's legacy and that of other Chinese-American architects is the subject of a new exhibit at the Chinese American Museum, a story by Karen Wada in today's LA Times, a post at The Eastsider Los Angeles (which posted the photo that's here) and a web piece by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Also: Two weeks ago on KPCC's Off-Ramp.

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