Futai Street Mansion (臺北撫台街洋樓), also called Yamato-chō Mansion (大和町洋樓), is the only existing historical and commercial building in Taipei Taiwan
, built in 1910 the early years of the Japanese rule. It is located at Yanping South Road No.26, Zhongzheng
District and lies in the BoAi Special District as well. It was the head office of Takaishi Gumi (高石組), a construction company founded in 1901. This mansion is owned by the Ministry of National Defense.
The mansion architectural style was deeply influenced by the graceful Europe
baroque classical fashion at the time. The first floor arcades and columns was constructed by the kizingan stone (唭哩岸石), and the second floor has the most obvious external characteristics of the steep angular mansard roof with dormers.
Taipei Futai Street Mansion is open to the public from Monday to Saturday 10:00 ~18:00 (Closed Sundays). Admission fee generally is free except special exhibition.
To the mansion can by public transit Taipei Metro (MRT): Take the MRT to Taipei Railway Station
and exit at Z10 in Station Front Metro Mall; or take MRT to Ximen Station
and exit at No 6 in Ximen Metro Mall, then walk to Yanping South Road about 15 min.