Location: Building 4, 1315 Yuyuan Rd, Shanghai
GPS co-ordinates: N31 13.320 E121 25.182
Cost: No cost to view
Access: Find number 1315 YuYuan Road, and walk into the alley – the plaque on Rewi’s house is easily spotted. Only the outside of the apartment block can be viewed – inside the apartments are occupied by private tenants.
The nearest Metro station is Jiangsu Road, Line 2.
The building was originally only three floors not four. The fourth one was added after the Cultural Revolution – the end-of-row house is representative of the old style.
The plaque next to the steps up to Rewi’s residence reads:
Rewi Alley’s formal residence place
From 1932 to 1937, New Zealand Friend Rewi Alley lived in this place. During this period of time, he did an enormous work to help China’s Revolution. Use this stone for memorising him forever.
Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
China “Three S” Investigation Association (Shanghai branch)
This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.