Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
avezink

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
Subscribe

Posts from This Journal “old town” Tag

  • Sixth Tone on Laoximen (article)

    A good article on Laoximen in Sixth Tone, accompanied by this beautiful personalized map illustrating generational ties to this neighborhood:…

  • The end of the old town

    The redevelopment of a large area in the old town's southeast quarter was approved a few days ago. This area includes Qiaojia Road 乔家路 and…

  • Aerial photo of the old town in the 1940s

    Found this 1940s aerial at an online auction. The top photo shows the northern half of the old town, looking across the northwestern quarter toward…

  • 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