Tomashevsky's residence on Route Magniny

103, 105 Rue Magniny // 103, 105 Kangping Road // 康平路103号,105号

This two-family residence was built around 1940 and served as home to the architect's family; the other half was occupied by Capt. M. I. Zolotoukhin.

The house was described as "a very economically designed building consisting of two semi-detached residences [...] The building site is only two-fifths of a mow and yet each half of the house has 24 ft by 20 ft garden, a large living room and four other rooms besides an attic and all the usual kitchens, pantries, bathrooms, staircases, etc. Finished in stucco, the exterior is designed in bold modern lines and presents a noteworthy landmark on this as yet not fully developed road." (Shanghai Times, Dec 1941)

The original historic photograph of this building is in the V. N. Dronnikoff's collection at the Museum of Russian Culture in San Francisco, which suggests that both were involved in its design and construction.

No. 103 and No. 105 on former Route Magniny, renamed Kangping Road. Virtual Shanghai
I. P. Tomashevsky with wife and son outside their residence on Rue Magniny, c. 1940.
103, 105 Kangping Road. Dennis Wu at flickr
Former Tomashevsky's residence, 103, 105 Kangping Road. Shanghai Art Deco.