- Type of Place
- Metro Area
- Los Angeles/San Diego
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Surely Not
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
After Monterey Park broke, the town became
mostly Asian American.
Monterey Park was helped to stay white by the
Alien Land Laws (forbidding “aliens incapable of
becoming citizens”, mostly Asian, from owning land in
California), restrictive covenants, FHA guidelines,
minimum lot size and home cost laws, prohibition of
multifamily lots (i.e. rental units), and private
The 1948 US Supreme Court case Shelley v.
Kramer, barring restrictive covenants; repeal of the
Alien Land Laws in the 1950s; and Title VIII of the
1968 Civil Rights Act, commonly known as the Fair
Housing Act, helped break Monterey Park.