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Futai Street Mansion

Futai Street MansionName: Futai Street Mansion
Date of establishment: April 19, 2009
Construction type: Municipal heritage site
Telephone: 02-2314-8080
Address: No.26, Yanping S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Located on Yanping South Road in Zhongzheng District, the Futai Street Mansion is one of the oldest buildings in Taipei City. It was built in 1910 during the Japanese colonial period, and at the time was the only two-story Western-style store building in the city.

The first floor was made of stone, its delicate arcade easily noticeable by passers-by. The second floor was originally made of wood, its roof of copper. The dormer windows on its sloping roof allowed excellent ventilation.

The mansion was declared a historical site in 1997 by the Taipei City Government. In 2002, a fire destroyed the second story, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government soon launched a renovation of the mansion. It is now open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.