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Grace Church
Grace church is located at Shaanxi North Road. It was originally built on Sichuan Road by Wan Yingyuan, a missionary who came from American Baptist Churches during the period of Emperor Guangxu. It has since then been located at its current location after being moved in 1942. It covers an area of 3.3 mu and has a capacity of over 500 people. The church is made of two layers of brick and wood foundation, with a bell tower. ... more
Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple (translates as "Temple of Peace and Tranquility") is a Buddhist temple on West Nanjing Road. The first temple was built in 247 AD, at the time of the Kingdom of Wu, during the Three Kingdoms period. Originally located beside Suzhou Creek, it was relocated to its current site in 1216 during the Song Dynasty. The current temple was rebuilt once in the Qing Dynasty. During the Cultural Revolution, it was converted into a plastics factory. It was ... more
The Paramount Ballroom was the largest and a notorious ballroom in the old Shanghai. It was constructed in 1933 by a group of Chinese bankers in the style of Art Deco and was a meeting place for wealthy elite of Shanghai society. The Ballroom lasted under its original owners before going bankrupt in 1936. In 1937, it was converted into a taxi dance hall featuring Chinese dance hostesses, which it remained until 1949. Now, at night, the domed roof of this art-deco ... more
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