Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Random Picture No 76 – Liuzhou Electricity Bureau

I”ve said many times before that there are very few pre-1945 buildings in Liuzhou, especially in the city centre. Most were destroyed in the war, either by the Japanese taking the city or by a Chinese-American coalition army retaking the city. What wasn’t destroyed then has nearly all been eradicated since by “development”.

One interesting building which does remain, although it is very run down, is this.

electric bureau 1929 - 1

Back in 1916, this was the HQ of Liuzhou’s Electricity Bureau, then known as Liuzhou Electric Light Company.

electricity bureau sign

Although it bears this information sign bestowed by Liuzhou Historic Buildings, today, it is abandoned and crumbling. It can be found just to the west of the city centre on the corner of 斜阳路 and 景行路.

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