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C2-3鈥?Jing鈥檃n From C1 Jing鈥檃n has many historical sites. Some are prominent but less known to the public. Let鈥檚 have a look. Ohel Rachel Synagogue St Therese Catholic Church Ohel Rachel Former residence The villa was also the first home in Shanghai equipped with modern Synagogue of DV Woo amenities such as elevator and air conditioning. In the 1930s and 40s, about 23,000 This building was the last work Jews took refuge in Shanghai to es- and yet the most avant-garde design The design showcases a peculiar cape Nazis persecution back home. in Shanghai by Hungarian architect mix of East and West. There is a tra- The Ohel Rachel Synagogue at 500 Laszlo Hudec, whose icons include the ditional Chinese sitting hall and a Shaanxi Road N. is a legacy of that Park Hotel and Grand Theater. Western bar, ballroom, billiard room era. and chess room. A cylindrical sun There are many garden villas in parlor is constructed of imported The ivy-covered synagogue is con- Shanghai, but the former residence of curved glass in an Art Deco style. sidered to be the best-preserved of DV Woo, a pigment industry magnate the seven synagogues in Shanghai in Old Shanghai, is different. The villa now houses the Shanghai and also the largest remaining in Urban Planning and Design Research the Far East. Regarded as one of the largest and Institute. It is not open to the public. most luxurious residences in the Far It was built by tycoon Jacob Sas- East, the building was ahead of its time, Former residence of soon in 1920 to commemorate his both inside and out. It鈥檚 said Hudec told dead wife. It looks like a Greek Woo that the villa wouldn鈥檛 go out of the Soong family sacred hall, featuring four marble fashion even after 100 years and was pillars and three arch gates. certain to become an architectural Tucked away at Shaanxi Road N. icon. and Nanyang Road stands a fenced- It was listed on the World Monu- off villa that once housed one of the ments Watch list of endangered Completed in 1938, the four-story most influential families in early buildings in 2002. Now it opens villa at 333 Tongren Road was built in 20th-century China. its doors only to the local Jew- the shape of a cruise ship. ish community for major events. The two-floor English-style villa Green-colored glazed tiles pave the was built in 1908 as a residence for a St Therese Former residence of DV Woo fa莽ade and surrounding walls, a first foreigner. Ten years later, the Soong in Shanghai. The d茅cor reflected Woo鈥檚 family bought it and moved in. Catholic Church Former residence of the business, which started by selling green Soong family pigments for military use. Locals called The patriarch was American-ed- Of all the churches in Shanghai, St the villa 鈥淕reen House.鈥? ucated Methodist minister Charlie Therese Catholic Church is largely Soong. He was married to Ni Kwei- ignored because it is hidden amid tseng, a descendant of a Ming Dynasty rows of historical buildings on Da- (1368-1644) mathematician. tian Road. The couple had three daughters The church was completed in 1931 famed for their beauty and political to commemorate Saint Therese of prowess. The so-called 鈥渢hree Soong Lisieux, a devout French nun who sisters鈥?were all educated in the US died at age 24 in 1897 and is widely and made fortuitous marriages. venerated in modern times. It was said that foreign priests built the The eldest Ai-ling was the wife church as a place to pray to Saint of HH Kung, the richest man of the Therese for the safety of the local era in China. Ching Ling, the sec- parish in wartime. ond daughter, married Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of China鈥檚 revolu- It is a typical Gothic-style church, tion to end feudalism. The youngest featuring two towers and a grand Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek, dome. Rose decorations embellish- later the head of the Kuomintang ing pillars and tiles are homage to government. a saint popularly known as 鈥淟ittle Flower of Jesus鈥?or simply 鈥淭he The latter couple had three sons Little Flower.鈥? who were all high-ranking officials in the Kuomintang. In December 1927, About half a century ago, when the wedding ceremony of Soong Mei- the church was occupied by a radio ling and Chiang Kai-shek was held factory, it suffered extensive struc- in the villa. tural damage. Renovations to the church were completed in 1993. Ching Ling founded the China Wel- fare Institute Kindergarten at the site. It is now used by the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation.