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Address: Stockton, CA
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Three buildings remain of what was once the largest thriving Filipino...

Three buildings remain of what was once the largest thriving Filipino community in the United States. The history of Filipinos in Stockton extended much greater than these three buildings. Little Manila once spanned more than four city blocks, and only these three original buildings, the Iloilo Circle and the Dimasalang House, and the Daguhoy Lodge remain. Since so much of our physical history has been bulldozed, we need places that connect us to our past. To see historical buildings, touch their walls, and share the space in which our foreparents lived, partied, slept, ate, planned, worked, and fought to make a better life is to experience part of them. People travel and visit historic neighborhoods, because it is a much more meaningful experience than to look at old pictures, only to wish the buildings and neighborhood still existed. To preserve our past is to connect with our early story as Filipino Americans. Is is a story of love, sacrifice and hope. It is our story to learn... and share.

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I wrote a review before and i stand by it. HOWEVER...since then Stockton has had more renovations and more construction around the downtown area making it...i bit safer and... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2015
Eric S
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Stockton, California, United States
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Stockton, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

I wrote a review before and i stand by it. HOWEVER...since then Stockton has had more renovations and more construction around the downtown area making it...i bit safer and cleaner. while it is literally a street away from the courthouse and Police station it is still drab and not lively. plenty of history of course but there needs to be... More 

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Stockton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

It is nice that Stockton seeks to preserve and honor those Americans who came from the Philippines by preserving this area. Located in downtown Stockton it gives you a sense of what this area was like in more lively times. Dangerous at night.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Do you want to get shot, or buy drugs. Then this is the place for you. Were from the area and we avoid it like the plague. Not much to see except bums and criminal activity. Good luck.

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Stockton, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

It's called Little Manila, but its a shame and sad that its mostly rundown and dumpy. A collection of old or busted buildings from the 70s. there are one or two places to eat but there are far too many homeless people and too many low income appartment buildings to even visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2011

Followed the directions and not sure how that area is last of the Philippino history in Stockton. When the cross town freeway was put in they leveled the community replacing it with the complex.

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