Vera Koffman lived in the penthouse of the Koffman Apartments, together with her grown-up son, the engineer Vladimir Mironovich Kofman (Владимир Миронович Кофман), who owned the car dealership Oriental Motors on Avenue Foch, as well as the son's wife Rachel Abramovna Koffman. It was customary for the apartment house owners to occupy the top floors of their buildings. In a similar manner, the Kingsbury family lived in the Kingsbury Apartments (later renamed Dupleix Apartments) on Route Dupleix 安福路, and the owner of Clements Apartments, A. Clements, lived in his building on Rue Lafayette 复兴中路.
Vera Lvovna Koffman c. 1939.
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 still uknown! But according to Rabinovich's drawing, in March 1935 the Capetown (left) was not yet planned, while the Uptown (right) appears to be under construction.
In the Communist era, the Koffman Apartments has received an extra floor on top.
Other works by G. Rabinovich can be found on Building Russian Shanghai; there is also extra info on the French Concession's "midget apartments."
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