A few days ago we had a discussion about the location of the Lin Kou Club during the 1970s. Today I have a few more photos of interest.
Good old Kent, over at the Taipei Air Station blog, sent these photos from one of his posts from last year titled A Walk on a Cool Saturday Morning in Taipei Part 2.
The first one is facing east on Minzu East Road. On the left is the old Roma Hotel building and across the street to the right, behind the bus, is the Lin Kou Club building.
This recent shot is also facing east with the hotel to the left. Kent was probably standing right next to the bookstore when he snapped this one. You can see the 7-Eleven sign on the corner building to your right.
This shot, probably from the 1970s, shows the entrance to the Lin Kou Club. This would be facing east toward the airport.
Kenneth in Taipei provided these shots of the area that were taken very recently. The first one is facing west on Minzu East Road near the Jhongshan North Road intersection. You can see the Caves (former Lin Kou) bookstore building on the far left corner of that intersection. I think the Lin Kou Club was located approximately where you see the building with the bluish colored windows. You can see the 7-Eleven sign on the next building down. I'm assuming that the club's building was probably demolished.
This shot was taken from approximately the same location, but it shows the northeast corner of the old Roma Hotel. Just to the right of this short street (that cuts through to Jhongshan North Road) is where the HSA East Compound was located.
Finally, this aerial shot shows that shortcut to Johngshan North Road. Just above it is the park where the East Compound (and the old Lin Kou Club?) used to be.