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Address:Garden Residence at No.16,Lane 212,Wuyuan Road  
  • Built in 1945, it is a modern style garden residence covering an area of 340 m2.It has a three-storey brick-concrete structure. The flat roof has parapets around it. Its façades are simple and rarely decorated. The southern second floor is equipped with an overhung balcony, under which there is a ground-floor porch. The plain-color cement mortar exterior walls are provided with steel windows; and the apron boards are merely decorated with latticed grooves. The interior layout is compact, with complete functions. Boilers were originally used for heating.The residence at No. 16 originally shared the same garden with No. 18, both of which were the residences of the family of Cai Chang, the founder Shanghai Daxin Department Store. Cai moved to Hong Kong, China in 1947. The famous musician, Chen Chuanxi, once lived on the second floor.Now it is used as a residential building. On April 27, 2017, it was designated as a Cultural Relic Protection Site in Xuhui District by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Xuhui District, Shanghai.


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