The Chinese Village included a theater, restaurant, a tea house and a Joss house.  Joss houses or (Miu), are a place for worshiping a variety of Chinese deities, saints and supernatural beings from Taoist, Buddhism,  and Confucianism, principles  to  heroes and folklores.

CHINESE VILLAGE
Exhibit Statictics:


Price of Admission-  25 cents adults 15 cents children

Additional cost-  20  cents for theater

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Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
                   Web  Design and Art/Illustration   copyrighted  2008

Upon entering  an impressive portal, visitors could eat, partake in a wide array of arcade and games of skill (for small prizes, such as china,  incense (called Joss sticks), etc.  Theaters treated the guest to acrobatics, why  magicians and fire-eaters wanders the attraction entertaining the crowd. A bazaar, showcased Chinese  artists weaving, carving and painting fine wares (available to the public).


In the early 1900’s  authentic Chinese cuisine took  a back seat to  quasi- Chinese-American fare, such as egg rolls and chop suey  on the Chinese Village  restaurant menu.


Most likely,  Chop Suey was invented in in the mid-1800’s  by Chinese miners or railroad
workers. The  words-  Tsa Sui, means chopped up odds and ends. 


Elaborate Entrance to  the Chinese Village
Chinese Village  Theater