This uncaptioned photo by Harrison Forman is actually taken at the entrance of the Boissezon Apartments. Just did you know how elegant the art deco garage doors used to be?
Today there are shops in the former garages:
Street view: Baidu.
Original source: AGSL collections at UWM. Pootung Commercial & Savings Bank and Shanghai Cotton Exchange in the foreground.
Old Xujiahui (or Siccawei) has not always been the gigantic five-street intersection that it is today. The roads used to be narrower, lined with…