Yangmingshan American Military Housing
The Yangmingshan American Military Housing (Chinese: 陽明山美軍宿舍群), is a historical site located in Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan. It is located on a 13.88 hectare plot of land near the Chinese Culture University in Shantzehou (山仔后, or Shanzihou) with around 150 old American buildings—for U.S. Military officers, Advisors and their dependents in Taiwan—in various states of preservation.
|Yangmingshan American Military Housing|
|Built for|| United States Taiwan Defense Command|
In 1950, the United States began stationing large numbers of troops on Taiwan in order to provide training, support, and economic aid to the Republic of China. In order to provide housing for the American military officers based in Taiwan, the United States built residences for them. The largest remaining intact group of residences is located in Yangmingshan.
When the United States severed official diplomatic relations with the Republic of China in 1978, the houses were abandoned. However, the Bank of Taiwan began renting out part of the houses to locals, including such noted people as Lin Yang-kang and Stan Lai. Other houses taken over by the Council for Economic Planning and Development are now residences for employees of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).
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