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Building of the Spanish consulate in Shanghai

Sometime in the mid twenties, the Spanish consulate in Shanghai was moved to this building in Bubbling Well Road, in present day 1209 Nanjing Xilu.

Antonio Ramos featured in the Spanish press

Some 15 years after he decided to return to Spain, a Madrid sports newspaper published this piece that summarises Antonio Ramos' life and accomplishements in China, from his pioneering film screenings to the construction of seven cinema theaters in…

Hongkew Cinema

The Hongkew Cinema (Hongkou daxiyuan), one of Antonio Ramos cinemas, opened in December 1908. The image was probably taken in the late 1920s: Two Flaming Youths, starring Chester Conklin, premiered in 1927.
1930 (ca.)

Photograph of the Main House of the Spanish Augustinians in Shanghai

The buiding was designed by Abelardo Lafuente and his partner, the American architect G.O. Wootten, with whom Lafuente had began a professional association months before.

The house was located in the American Settlement, in present day Yangshupu Rd. The facade reflects the eclecticism of late 19th century houses from Madrid, which Lafuente knew, such as the building of the Central University in Madrid Francisco Javier Mariategui (1874).

Star Garage, by Abelardo Lafuente

The Star Garage was designed by Spanish architect Abelardo Lafuente in Shanghai for Albert Cohen (1870- 1930). Born in Constantinople, Cohen obtained the Spanish nationality due to his Sephardic origins—and his wealth. One of the (at least) three…

Spanish villa by Abelardo Lafuente

The villa was located in Ward Street (today Changyang Road), in an area distant from the city center, with views over the Huangpu. It was designed for a Mr. French.

The building includes a ground floor and first floor with an accessible terrace…

Embassy cinema

The building was designed by Spanish architect Abelardo Lafuente for film impresario Antonio Ramos in 1914 to host the Olympic cinema (Xialingpeike夏令配克). Located in 126 Bubbling Well Road (present Nanjing West Road), it was later renamed…
1928 ca.

Plano de planta de la Villa Rosenfeld, de Abelardo Lafuente

La Villa Rosenfeld fue construida por el arquitectoAbelardo Lafuenteen la antigua Avenue Petain (actualHengshan Lu), una de las principales arterias de la Concesión Francesa de Shanghai. Alberga en la actualidad el restauranteSasha'sy es…

Diseño de fachada de la Villa Rosenfeld, de Abelardo Lafuente

Amplia villa unifamiliar construida por el arquitecto Abelardo Lafuente. Situada en la antigua Avenue Petain (actualHengshan Lu), una de las principales arterias de la Concesión Francesa de Shanghai, alberga en la actualidad el restaurante…

Edificio de Apartamentos West Park, de Lafuente & Yaron Architects

El edificio de apartamentos West Park, o Xiyuan西园, estuvo diseñado por el estudio Lafuente & Yaron Architects, y se construyó cuando Abelardo Lafuente ya estaba en California encargándose de sus primeros proyectos…