Temple of Kwan Tai

Temple of Kwan Tai

Dedicated to the Chinese god of war – a Taoist symbol of integrity and loyalty, the Temple of Kwan Tai offers living evidence of Mendocino’s 19th Century Chinese community.

Four generations of its founders’ descendants have preserved this original Taoist temple, a site now recognized as a California Registered Historic Landmark No. 927.

The Temple of Kwan Tai was restored and rededicated in October 2001 through the efforts of the Hee Family, the Temple Trustees, Mendocino youth involved in the North Coast Rural Challenge Network, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Coastal Resources Agency. The Temple’s mission is to teach and celebrate community and diversity.

Visitors may view Temple of Kwan Tai at 45160 Albion Street in the National Historic District of Mendocino. Tours are offered by appointment. Contact: Lorraine Hee-Chorley

About this Establishment

This historic structure had been maintained by four generations of its founders’ descendants until 1990 when a non-profit was formed to continue with its restoration and protection.

The Temple was restored and rededicated in October 2001 through the efforts of the Hee Family, the Temple Trustees, Mendocino youth involved in the North Coast Rural Challenge Network, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the California Coastal Resources Agency. Its mission is to teach and celebrate community and diversity.

The temple is No. 927 on the list of California Registered Historic Landmarks.

Time Period Represented: 19th century chinese culture.

Hours Open: May-October By Appointment

Visitor Fees: By Appointment

Seasons Open: May-October

ADA Accessibility Notes
There is a wooden walkway around the west side of the buiding.

Pet Friendly Notes
No dogs

For More Information, Contact:

Loretta McCoard
www.kwantaitemple.org
45160 Albion Strett, Mendocino , CA 95460
707 937-5123

 

Temple of Kwan Tai