Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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A residence on West Nanjing Road

This interesting stash of documents and photographs from 1948 pertains to the ownership of the residence at 1917 West Nanjing Road.



[See the rest of the docs...]










This is the facade seen from the street:


And this is the garden side:


How does one get access to such interesting archival evidence? If you're a property owner or a real estate agent, you can tap into the Shanghai Urban Construction Archive, which holds all these goodies; otherwise – alas!

There is something else about this house. This residence in a distinct "Spanish style" was designed by the Russian architect N. N. Emanoff for the Associated Architects and built in 1941. It still stands at 1917 West Nanjing Road 南京西路1917号:


Click here or the image above to see its location.

+1 for the Russians!

Tags: 1940s, 1941, architects, architecture, archive, bubbling well road, russians, urban planning, 南京西路
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