“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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Building the old Shanghai Municipal Council building, 1917

Posted: June 2nd, 2021 | 1 Comment »

The old Shanghai Municipal Council building on the corner of Hankow Road & Kiangse Road (Hankou and Jiangxi Roads). It’s a five-story neoclassical building featuring a granite facade, Baroque styling, Ionic columns and arched windows. There’s a large closed courtyard with an entrance/exit on the southwest corner. The architect was the SMC’s then in-house architect Robert Charles Turner. Here is a picture of the building under construction in 1917 and then shortly after it was completed and opened in the early 1920s.

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One Comment on “Building the old Shanghai Municipal Council building, 1917”

  1. 1 John said at 9:58 pm on June 10th, 2021:

    Really nice pictures. Do we know if any interior pictures exist? Thank you.


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