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  • Prada Rong Zhai

    • Address
      186 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
      陕西北路186号, 近南京西路
    • Phone
      2218 0200

    Once the residence of Rong Zongjing, a late Qing Dynasty industrialist dubbed "The King of Flour," this western-style garden mansion has worn a couple of different hats over the subsequent decades. In 1949, it was rented to the China Economic Research Institute, in... Read more

  • Shanghai Public Security Museum

    • Address
      2-4/F, 518 Ruijin Nan Lu, near Xietu Lu
      瑞金南路518号2-4层, 近斜土路
    • Phone
      6472 0256

    This rather menacing place plots the history of that most beloved Shanghai institution, the local security machine. The focus is on the police department but there's some spy stuff to be found too. Most of the signage is in Chinese, but head to the third floor where... Read more

  • Wukang Mansion

    • Address
      1850 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wukang Lu
      淮海中路1850号, 近武康路
    • Phone

    Probably Shanghai's most famous historic apartment block, designed by Shanghai's architectural granddaddy, Laszlo Hudec. Often compared to New York's Flatiron Building, it was completed in 1924 for Western employees of companies based in the old Xuhui district, it... Read more

  • Cité Bourgogne

    • Address
      Lane 287 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
      陕西南路287弄, 近建国西路
    • Phone

    Built by French businessmen during the 1930s, Cité Bourgogne is a new-style shikumen neighborhood, a design popularized in the early 1900s as the demand for housing exploded. One of the things about new-style shikumen is that they had smaller living spaces, which... Read more

  • Former Residence of Zhang Leping

    • Address
      No.3, 288 Wuyuan Lu, near Yongfu Lu
      五原路288弄3号, 近永福路
    • Phone
      6418 3811

    Zhang Leping was the father and inaugurator of China’s serial comics. His name may not ring a bell for many, but everyone knows his cartoon character, Sanmao. Zhang moved to the second floor of this house on Wuyuan Lu and lived here from 1950 to 1992, where he... Read more

  • Soong Ching-ling's Former Residence

    • Address
      1843 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wukang Lu
      淮海中路1843号, 近武康路
    • Phone
      6437 6268

    Originally built in the 1920s by a wealthy Greek captain, this residence was home to Dr. Sun Yatsen's wife from 1948 to 1963. Visitors can view the house and it's memorabilia, including two black sedans (one of which was a gift from Stalin). Good photos can be taken... Read more

  • Former Residence of Ba Jin

    • Address
      113 Wukang Lu, near Hunan Lu
      武康路113号, 近湖南路
    • Phone
      3368 5656

    A big house on Wukang Lu that belonged to the last of China’s 20th-century literary, Ba Jin. The place consists of one main building plus two outbuildings surrounded by a large, beautiful garden. Ba moved into this three-story garden villa with his family in 1955. It... Read more

  • Former Residence of Mao Zedong

    • Address
      No. 5-9, Lane 120 Maoming Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
      茂名北路120弄5-9号, 近威海路
    • Phone
      6272 3656

    This traditional two-floor house was Mao's residence when he was working in Shanghai in 1924 as CPC's Central Committee’s Organization Department Minister. Built in 1915, It’s a beautifully restored shikumen building just off Maoming Bei Lu. Mao stayed here for just... Read more

  • Yongjia New Village

    • Address
      Lane 580 Yongjia Lu, near Wulumuqi Nan Lu
      永嘉路580弄, 近乌鲁木齐南路
    • Phone

    Yongjia New Village is a later style of lane neighborhood known a garden lilong. The lane’s history goes back to 1945 when the Bank of Communications moved back to Shanghai from Chongqing. The bank purchased the land for employee housing and built eight rows of... Read more