I was very struck by this building on a recent visit, and found it very charming and unusual. However, objectively speaking, it's perhaps not the greatest piece of architecture, and there were other finer buildings built by the Japanese in Taiwan.
I was quite surprised to learn that in
I'm hoping to find out why it was moved. Apparently the Taiwan Railway Administration was originally going to demolish the building but was prevented from doing so.
Does anyone have any historical information about the building's move, such as newspaper coverage from that time, etc.?
I am assuming there was community discussion of some sort. It would be interesting to know the reasons why so much trouble was taken to preserve it intact.
Is there some significance as a part of Taiwan's history -- or was the local community just very fond of the building as a part of their own family stories, etc.?