Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
avezink

Nielsen Villa – 1924 vs. 2014

Real estate ad from 1924:

(They sometimes accidentally replaced Boissezon with Boissevain, because both were contemporaries and diplomats in Shanghai, only Boissezon was French and Boissevain was Dutch)

Street view from 2014, 复兴西路36号, :


It always makes me happy when a stranger in Shanghai's street suddenly lifts his hat and introduces himself. Hello, Nielsen Villa! From the time of its construction in 1924, the villa had different residents – A. E. C. Thompson, Mrs. A. L. Austin, E. C. Traerup, Mrs Van den Berg, and lastly H. Klyhn as of 1947. Now it is the plush home of the Shanghai branch of the Hangzhou auction house 西泠印社拍卖有限公司.

See other then and now comparisons.

Tags: 1924, architecture, french concession, fuxing road, real estate, route boissezon, then and now, 复兴西路
Subscribe

Posts from This Journal “then and now” Tag

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments