Historic Structure Report

“It is feared the temple, described as a one–of–a–kind example of Chinese sacred architecture, will not survive another rainy season.”

Bok Kai TempleHistoric Structure ReportMarysville, California
September 2002requires Acrobat ReaderArchitectural Resources Group
I.Executive Summary3
II.Statement of Significance5
III.Methodology and research Materials9
IV.Administrative Data11
V.Historical Overview and Contexts13
VI.Building Description25
VII.Character-Defining Features41
VIII.Integrity Evaluation43
IX.Conditions Assessment45
X.Treatment Recommendations63
XI.Recommendations for Further Research71


Appendix A: Historic Photographs in Chronological Order
Appendix B: Photographs of Existing Conditions
Appendix C: Documentation Photographs of existing Bok Kai Temple
Appendix D: Sanborn Fire Insurance Company Maps, 1885 to 1948
Appendix E: Existing Conditions Drawings
Appendix F: Glossary of Architectural Terms
Appendix G: Tuan and Robinson Structural Assessment Report
Appendix H: Bok Kai Temple Wall Paintings conditions Report
     prepared by Leslie Rainier
Appendix I: Orion Analytical Paint Analysis Report
Appendix J: Temporary Porch Stabilization Drawings and Mural Stabilization Treatment Notes
Appendix K: National Register for Historic Places Registration Form