You can get a good idea of where things were "back in the day" on this Google Earth Map.
Be sure to double click on the map & pictures to get the super size view!
John Crum found this map in the "Guide to Taipei Booklet" which points out the approximate location of the Sea Dragon R&R Center, circa 1967. This map locates the club on the right side of Chung Shan North Road a few hundred yards south of the gate coming out of the HSA West Compound.
This area is also in one of the old "Bar" location maps on the Shu Linkou Air Station web site.
Yesterday, I took my Canon Power Shot camera and recorded 3 video pieces of the area I believe, the old Fleet Reserve Association Club and Sea Dragon R&R Center, once stood.
Many thanks to all who have written regarding the old R&R Center. I think we have put this mystery to bed.
Here are the links to the video I took in what has to be the old club area.
Pin pointing the exact location may be impossible until someone sends in a photo showing the club in relationship to Chung Shan North Road.
Crank-up your audio level to full-blast if you want to hear my thoughts as I walk through these videos. Also if you have the download speed, open up the window all the way, it's a much better view of the areas.
Video 1 begins along the sidewalk on Chung Shan North Road walking south toward Taipei Air Station next to a Tatung University building.
Video 2 starts from the old club area, moves a block south to the probable location of the old gasoline station.
Video 3 picks up around the old gas station area across the street from Florida Bakery and proceeds to Min Quan West Road - My video card filled-up as I crossed Min Quan Road and the film abruptly stops.
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to solving this mystery. Not many of us frequented this club, in the early days it was kind of a hang-out for the ex-pats, mostly retired military living in Taipei, older guys for the most part. Then it changed to the R&R Club and those folks on R&R pretty much had the place to themselves.
I hope you will send in more photographs of the old clubs, I will update the blog as more information arrives.