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."