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Image ID400
TitleChinese Maritime Customs House (second building)
CollectionVirtual Shanghai
LocationShanghai IS
Estimated date1893-1925
Image typeBlack and white photograph
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Private RepositoryIAO
Note(s)The first building of the Imperial Maritime Customs was erected in 1857. It was in the form of a Chinese temple and was characteristic of the yamens (imperial offices) built at that time. The building was demolished in 1891 and a new Customs House was built. It was a brick building with a centrally placed five-story clock tower (33 m). Its red brick wall with facings of green stone were reminiscent of a British town hall in the Tudor style. Eventually, a new building was erected in 1925-1927, also with a clock-tower. When the latter was demolished, the old clock "Big Ben" was put into the present tower. (Fletcher, 1987, 1239)
Keyword(s) [en]building ; customs ; house ; tower ; clock
Keyword(s) [fr]bâtiment;douanes;maison;tour;horloge
Street nameBund
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