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The Koo's Dadaocheng Residence 大稻埕辜宅

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Koo's Salt House was built in 1910 by Koo Hsien-jung, the father of Koo Chen-fu, former chairman of Straits Exchange Foundation. It used to be the Koo's riverside residence in Dadaocheng and received its name from the salt business that the family was running. Designed to situated face the Tamsui Wharf, the house allowed shipping boats to be moored right in front of it.

Two years after the Koos moved out of the house in 1961, the Rongxing Kindergarten was opened on the site. Unique even by today's standards, this late-Renaissance structure shows signs of Western influence on the luxury estates at the time, such as the arched hallway, the façade that featured the pale yellow tiles, and the gracefully arched windows. Inside the house, the frequent use of Chinese cypress in well preserved ceiling and stairs, along with a wall marked with the logo of Koo Hsien-jung's Dahe Trading Company. All these designs bear witness to the family's heyday as well as a highlight in the city's history.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Taipei City Government
Phone Number
No. 9, Lane 303, Guisui St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C


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  • FyingKiwi

    Christchurch, Nueva Zelanda

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    Architecture And Historical Value


    All one can see of this property is its exterior, which reflects a fusion of both Western and Eastern styles, adopted during the Guangxu period. This style was widely adopted by many wealthy businessmen, and foreign embassies during this period. While initially a place of commerce a nd residence, this particular house later became a kindergarten.
  • yihsinL14

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    Daineng Houseは、台北の台東市大同区Dadao地区に位置する歴史的なサイトで、約900平方メートルの面積を持ち、内陸部には1000平方メートル以上の敷地があります。 建物は正式に1920年に完成した。所有者と委員はZhai Xianrongであり、建物は中国スタイルと西洋の折衷主義が会うスタイルを提示した。 家は日本の職業の間に公式の塩分配布事務所として使用され、台湾の独占塩事業であったため、塩屋とも呼ばれていました。
  • pagetaka

    Okayama, Japón

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    迪化街散歩の途中、前を通りました。現在は「臺北市私立榮星幼兒園」になっていました。 細い通路沿いにあります。歴史を感じさせる建物でした。
  • t86841283

    Kaohsiung, Taiwán

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