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  • No.52 Yongfu Road
  • No.52 Yongfu Road
  • No.52 Yongfu Road
Address:No.52 Yongfu Road  
  • No.52 Yongfu Road, built in 1932, was designed by Elliott Hazzard. With a floor area of about 1,500 sq m, it is a garden residence of the Spanish architectural style.

    The building is a two-floor reinforced concrete structure with a basement. The walls are painted with cement stucco, and the low-pitched roof is paved with Spanish imbrexes. The south facade has a semi-circular arch loggia, and the second-floor terrace on it is equipped with a canopy frame. The entirety is extended and open, with Mediterranean architectural features. There are flower beds sticking out of the wall in the middle of the terrace railings and below some of the windows, and semi-circular arch niches on part of the wall of the first floor with dropping-shaped flower beds. The wall around the niches and outside the flower beds is decorated with diamond-shaped lattice green glaze applique. There are arched extending eaves paved with Spanish imbrexes above the arc-shaped arch doorway at the entrance of the north facade. Part of the wall is decorated with geometric hollow patterns, and part of the wall and window sills has continuous small arch supports sticking out of the surface layer. There are stone-carved twisted rope-style columns in the living room on the first floor, and the cast iron partition between the columns and the wall is carved with complex flora and fauna patterns. The ceiling of the living room is a wooden grid one.

    The earliest owner of the building was a Norwegian captain named R. Buchard. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the building became the Literary Creation Department of Shanghai Film Studio. Now it is used by Shanghai Yongle Film and Television (Group) Corporation.

    On September 23, 1999, the site was announced by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government as a Heritage Architecture in Shanghai (under Class II Protection).

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