The former American consulate in Taiwan
is located in the Zhongshan
District of Taipei
City. The Consulate building began operations in 1925 and in 1926 a two story western style building was erected. The building is close to the overall style of the US South and Victorian. The building has a total area of 375 square feet (34.8 m sq).
At the end of the 19th century, flourishing commerce in tea and camphor led many Western foreign countries such as the United States
, the Netherlands
, and Britain to establish consulates and trade offices in the Dadaocheng district of Taipei. The United States built its consulate at this location during the Japanese colonial period (1895–1945). Following World
War II, it served as the US Ambassador's residence.It now stands as an historic witness to relations between Taipei and Washington, D.C.