#0802 Ah Louis Store


#0802 Ah Louis Store

Site information:

800 Palm St at Chorro St, San Luis Obispo


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of Ah Louis Store

Here in 1874 was established Ah Louis Store. The first Chinese store in the county, it sold general merchandise and herbs and served as a bank counting house and post office for the numerous Chinese coolies who dug the eight tunnels through the mountains of Cuesta for the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1884 to 1894.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society and the sons and daughters of Ah Louis, August 21, 1965.

Registered 3/25/1965