Boston’s Chinatown is rich with history, tradition, excitement, gifts, culture, and great food. Tourists flock from all over the world to see the Chinese culture behind Chinatown’s walls.
Athough Oxford Street is a narrow one-way street, it served as the original location of many important community organizations and businesses, including Kwong Kow Chinese School and the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), as well as the now closed Shanghai Printing Company and Sun Sun Grocery Store. From the early 1900s until the 1970s, there was a community bulletin board on the corner near Beach Street. Residents used this wall to post employment possibilities, legal assistance, local and international news, political advertisements, and information on immigration and residency status. Today, a small open space on Oxford Street features the Chinese Heritage Mural, a replica of the ink painting Autumn Mountains with Travelers on display at the Museum of Fine Arts.