Address：No.1954 Huashan Road
No.1954, No.1955, No.1956, No.1957 and No.1958 Huashan Road are all campus buildings of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Nanyang Public School). They spanned from 1898 (Zhong-Yuan Building) to 1954 (New Shang-Yuan Building), including New Zhong-Yuan Building (built in 1910), Old Library (built in 1919), North Fourth Building (built in 1919), Stadium (built in 1925), Zhixin West Building (built in 1930), Engineering Building (built in 1932), General Office (built in 1933), School Gate (built in 1935), Science Building (built in 1946), etc.
The architectural plane of both Zhong-Yuan Building and Old Library is epsilon-shaped. Zhong-Yuan Building has a three-floor brick-and-wood structure. Its outer walls are built with green bricks alternating with red bricks, and the door and window openings adopt arc-shaped arches. Old Library has a three-floor composite structure. At the entrance is a large terrace, on which is the balcony of the second floor. The arc-shaped arch windows are surrounded by stone decorative architraves. The building features baroque decorations and reflects eclecticism. The outer wall decorations of Zhong-Yuan Building were greatly simplified in the repair in 1998. Shang-Yuan Building was built together with Zhong-Yuan Building. It also has an epsilon-shaped plane.
The predecessor of Shanghai Jiaotong University was Nanyang Public School founded by Sheng Xuanhuai, Shaoqing of Dalisi and Postal Minister in 1896. After the Revolution of 1911, it was renamed Shanghai Industrial Specialized School of the Ministry of Communications. In 1921, it was merged with Tangshan Industrial Specialized School, Peiping Posts & Telecommunications School, School of Communications, etc. to form Jiaotong University, and this name has been used ever since. It is a famous university in China and even in the world.
On February 15th, 1994 and October 30th, 2005, the campus building group of Shanghai Jiaotong University was announced by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government as a Heritage Architecture in Shanghai.