This blog was created for USASTRATCOM Long Lines Battalion Army personnel who served in Taiwan during the 1965-72 time frame. Specifically, those who lived and worked in and around Taipei are the target. If you worked at the Grass Mountain or Gold Mountain facilities or anywhere in downtown Taipei, we would like to hear from you. All are welcome to visit and contribute to this blog. Your comments and pictures are encouraged.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kaohsiung's First Hotel, Then And Now

One of the earliest contributors and supporters of this blog was LTC Scott Ellinger. In fact, he found the Grass Mountain work site. At that time, I thought it had been demolished.

He now has seized upon the posting of Marvin Faulkner's photos of the First Hotel in Kaohsiung. So, we have then and now pictures of the place. It's uncannily close to the fate of the Majestic Hotel in Taipei. 

As you can see, the First Hotel, Marvin's home from 1968-69 is still standing. However, now it is the Sunny Bank!

LTC Ellinger has made it quite convenient for us onlookers to see that the building is still standing, columns and all.

And, to top it off, LTC Ellinger reads and writes Mandarin. The name and purpose of the building has changed, but the characters on the side still say "First Hotel."

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