Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mansion on Doang Mun Road / 東門路の邸宅 / 東門許嵩煙宅


I don't know much about this building, but there is some information about it in Mandarin.  It's called "Doang Mun Shew Soang Yen Jigh", and it seems to have been built in the 1930's.  It housed an art museum for a while from 1996 until 2007.  However, the owner wanted to sell the building, so the art museum moved out in 2007.  I'm not sure if the building ever was sold after that, but it doesn't really seem like it's being used, even though there always seem to be cars and scooters parked out front.  (But the presence of scooters doesn't mean much.  People park scooters wherever they want in Tainan.)  On the other hand, it's in pretty good shape for a building that hasn't been used since 2007, so I kind of suspect that maybe it is still being used in some way.



It's on 東門路 Doang Mun Loo, between 長榮路 Chahng Roang Loo and 林森路 Lean Sun Loo.  It's closer to Lean Sun Loo.  You can't go in, but the facade is quite pretty and worth checking out.


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