Lovelock, Nevada: Chinatown Ruins Museum

A display of artifacts and junk in the garage of the Cadillac Inn motel; the personal collection of its owner.

Cadillac Inn

Address:
1395 Cornell Ave., Lovelock, NV
Directions:
In the Garage of the Cadillac Inn, on the southwest corner of 14th St. and Cornell Ave. I-80 exit 106, then west on Main St., then right (north) on Cornell Ave.
Phone:
775-273-2798
Admission:
Free, Donations accepted.
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Chinatown Ruins Museum

The Frank Chang Memorial Museum is a small collection of artifacts paying tribute to the Chinese people who panned for gold and helped to build the railroad. It became Larry DeLeeuw's (owner of the Cadillac Inn) obsession about 10 years ago. The museum is in the garage of the motel.

The collection contains bits of ancient rice bowls, opium pipes a really great (looks to be homemade) Chinese mannequin, coins and various other artifacts DeLeeuw found in the ruins of Lovelock's old Chinatown.

[Jeff Thompson, 03/12/2008]

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