There are two small apartment buildings flanking the Koffman – the Capetown on the left, and the Uptown on the right – whose origins and years of construction are obscure. But according to Rabinovich's drawing, in March 1935 the Capetown was not yet planned, while the Uptown could have been under construction:
Since its construction, the Koffman Apartments has had an extra floor added on top.
On Building Russian Shanghai you can see other works by G. Rabinovich or read about the French Concession's "midget apartments."
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