Walking map released on Yuyuan Road tracing Communist Party stories

Jiangsu Road subdistrict has released a new walking map on Yuyuan Road that incorporates key sites of the CPC and the former residences of CPC members and reformists.
Ti Gong

The 2018 version of the walking tour map on Yuyuan Road released by the Jiangsu Road subdistrict over the weekend.

The downtown Jiangsu Road subdistrict has released a new walking map on Yuyuan Road that incorporates key sites relating to the Communist Party of China, including the former residences of CPC members and reformists.

A new batch of historic sites were added to the map, such as Taoyuanfang Lane where a number of famous patriots once lived, and the former residence of Chinese entrepreneur Dong Zhujun (1900-1997), one of China’s first modern businesswomen.

These sites are important parts of the city’s history, and tourists and visitors are encouraged to learn the history and visit the buildings.

Ti Gong

Taoyuanfang Lane at 1292 Yuyuan Road was built in the 1930s with a European style garden villa and 18 wood-and-brick structures.

Taoyuanfang Lane at 1292 Yuyuan Road was built in the 1930s with a European style garden villa and 18 wood-and-brick structures. Shen Junru (1875-1963), the first president of the Supreme People’s Court of China, once lived at No.51 to 53 of the lane.

Famous textile tycoon Zhou Jinghu, who escorted the wife and son of Chinese literary giant Lu Xun to Hong Kong from Shanghai, also once lived in the lane.

Another highlight newly added to the map is the former residence of Dong Zhujun at 1294 Yuyuan Road, the founder of the well-known Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai.

The garden villa, built in 1925, covers 740 square meters. The house later became a secret site for early Party members and reformists to hold meetings.

The subdistrict has also designed four walking routes with various themes so that citizens and tourists from both home and abroad can visit the historical sites and learn the culture and history of the city, according to the subdistrict.

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