Many of the old American style homes which once dotted the hills of Yangmingshan, built in the 1950s as housing for US military personnel, have been removed.
Photograph courtesy of Yangmingshan Environmental Ethics Association
If you lived in one of these old houses during your tour, read through these pages to see if your old home is still standing.
During the past three or four years, a group of Taiwan citizens has come together with the goal of finding ways to save the remaining Bank of Taiwan (BOT) homes from destruction.
I recently come across a web site, written in English, that contains some interesting articles which focus on the area and the old homes. There are articles of various subjects, all relating to the efforts to save the remaining old structures.
In one of the articles, a woman talks about her life as an "Ama" for American families residing in BOT housing on Yangmingshan.
Take a few minutes to bring yourself up-to-date with the on-going struggle and efforts to save the old structures.
History is worth preserving.
The web site is HERE.
Perhaps you lived in BOT housing at another location on Taiwan.
We know there were American style homes in Taipei, Hsinchu, Taichung, Chiayi, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung,
We have no photos or information on Chiayi or Pingtung, Can you help us?
There is a long article on the BOT homes in Hsinchu. Read the article HERE
We also published an article on 20 House Compound, look down this article to see photos of the 20 House compound HERE.