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Phoenix Bakery Records
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Materials related to the history of Phoenix Bakery, its founder F.C. (Fung Chow) Chan, and head baker Lun F. Chan; including documents, photographs, and ephemera.
Opened in 1938 by husband-and-wife team F.C. (Fung Chow) Chan and Wai Hing, Phoenix Bakery was founded to serve the Los Angeles Chinese American community by producing traditional Chinese pastries and cookies. Originally located at Broadway and Alpine Streets, the bakery moved to New Chinatown in 1941. Around this time the Chan family commissioned artist Tyrus Wong to design the bakery's iconic logo featuring a boy hiding a pastry box behind his back. Expanding operations, Phoenix Bakery hired architect Gilbert Leong to design and build a new building at 969 N. Broadway in 1973, and the bakery relocated there in 1977. Phoenix Bakery is known today for its almond cookies, moon cakes, and signature fresh strawberry whipped cream cake, and is one of the few remaining businesses dating from the early days of New Chinatown.
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