Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva

New old stone

I found this stone with [S]oochow April 1901 in the old town, inside an overbuilt courtyard house at Xitangjia Lane (西唐家弄). Formerly, there was a Xu family ancestral temple here. The Xus were numerous and had several shrines throughout the city, and a large domain at Xujiahui. I'm not yet sure about the connection of the stone to its location; it coule have been dragged from elsewhere.
Tags: 1900s, boundary stone, old town

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