This is Locke's Main Street, old and picturesque, with incredible history. This town was where my family shopped for groceries when I was school age. Many of my friends also lived there.
The Chinatown of Locke, California was built by Chinese immigrants in 1912 and, for a while, was the largest Chinatown outside of China. When the nearby town of Walnut Grove burned to the ground due to an accidental fire, immigrants settled in Locke.
Locke was known for its saloons, houses of ill-repute, gambling, opium and other activities of reputation. Today, it is a thriving artists' area which includes the famous Al the Wops restaurant.
Old Buildings and Ruins - 10-06-15
The artist, Mary Deal, is also an award-winning author of mystery/thrillers, a short story collection and writers' reference books. Read about it here: