Located at the intersection of Oliver Street, East Broadway, the Bowery, and Park Row, Kimlau Square stands at the center of Chatham Square. In 1961, a local law named this island within Chatham Square in recognition of the contributions of Lt. Kimlau and the Lt. B.R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291, founded by Chinese-American World War II veterans in 1945. A statue of Lin Ze Xu, a 19th-Century Ching Dynasty drug-czar who ignited the Opium War is also on Kimlau Square.

Designated, 1945
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