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Brothers' Brethren Buildings

Add:1418 Nanjing Rd W.

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2013-01-30

At the corner of Tongren Road and Nanjing Road W. are the two houses known as the "Brethren Buildings," so called because they are almost identical. Designed by Tug Wilson of Palmer & Turner, the French-style buildings were originally the homes of Guo Le and his younger brother Guo Shun. The Guo brothers, originally from Guangdong Province, owned the former Wing On (Yong An) Department Store on Nanjing Road. Guo Le died in 1956 in the United States and Guo Shun lived in Hong Kong in his late years and was eulogized for his support for the construction of Zhongshan City by people from his hometown.

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