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Peitou is first suburb in the phone book for us. To take the 2 cent tour from Taipei to Beitou, click HERE. It has certainly had more than a face lift.
Included in the Peitou section of the phone book are more than a few phone numbers from Wellington Heights.
Our good friend, Kent Mathieu, who runs the Taipei Air Station blog, rediscovered Wellington Heights in 2011, and took some attractive pictures of the place in 2012. To connect with his posting, click HERE.
Original PowerPoint picture courtesy of LTC Scott Ellinger via Don Wiggins blog at USTDC,com
This 1969 declassified photo was examined thoroughly by LTC Ellinger. He circled not only the 4 sections of Shantzehou, but also Tien Mou housing and the Navy Hospital.
Since our blog covered the remaining 3 areas of this BOT (Bank Of Taiwan) housing, just click on the indicated area. For Section H Housing, click HERE.
So far, we have come across 3 different ways to spell "Shantzehou." What was of interest on the previous page were the phone numbers for the bowling alley and movie theater in 1965. They have both been leveled, but many of us remember them well.
On the other (west) side of the road was the Grass Mountain Community Center and Teen Club. The Teen Club address is listed as Triumph Avenue. To see how it appears today, click HERE.
Section E Housing was taken down and now houses a training facility for the Bank of Taiwan.
Tien Mou also has listed the phone numbers for its bowling alley, movie theater, swimming pool and recreation center.
Besides the usual street names and numbers, some folks lived in Happiness Village. Too cool!
This ends the pages devoted to Tien Mou. To me, my shrink wrapped attempt at displaying the pages of the phone book was lame, to be kind to myself.
REMEMBER: Send me an e-mail, and I'll send you the sharper version of this phone book in 3 pdf sections in 3 separate e-mails.
Here's one last item shown on this page. Those of us who lived and worked on Grass Mountain often referred to it as Yangmingshan. That would include directions to cab drivers around midnight in Taipei.
This area shown above under "Yangmingshan" indicates that the many apartment buildings and private houses that we saw daily in 1968 had not yet been built in 1965. The area must have gotten very busy very quickly to house so many people who called Yangmingshan home.