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Michelle Qiao

Michelle Qiao is a columnist of Shanghai Daily. She has initiated the column "history revisited" focusing on historical buildings in the city since 2004 which was well received from the readers and ended up into the book "A Walker's Guide".  Contact her at: michelleqiao@shanghaidaily.com

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Buildings that mark American presence in Shanghai

In 1922 the premier all-male American Club bought a site on Fuzhou Road to build a new branch. It was completed in 1924. In its heyday, the American Club was one of the top clubs for expatriates living in Shanghai. The other two were the Shanghai Club (for British expats) at No. 2 on the Bund and the French Club (originally on Yandang Road, but later in the building which is now the Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai).

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Historic Community Church still draws world’s Christians

Built in the 1920s for a growing American population, one church on Hengshan Road quickly became a rallying point for worshippers of all nationalities.