I decided to take a "sabbatical from sabbatical" because of material sent my way from old friend Sarj Bloom. These images of flooding after a 1953 typhoon are all in the archives of the ROC Government Information Office and can be found at this link.
What makes these of interest to regular readers of this blog is that they show the west compound (the Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG) compound) in 1953.
The first photo appears to have been taken at the entrance to the west compound (facing out and to the northeast). In the distance, to the left of the picture, you can see the roof of what appears to be the Story House, which is still there today. I originally thought it might have been taken from the east compound, but I now think the angle of the Story House indicates otherwise. All opposing views are welcome in the comments section.
This photo was taken further inside the gate, probably about where the chapel eventually stood to the left. If you look straight ahead, you'll recognize that same cement sign that has shown up in many photographs of the west compound on this blog. I believe the building to the left of that sign was the hospital in those days.