Taichung First Credit Union 台中第一信用合作社

In front of the abandoned Taichung First Credit Union.

Taichung First Credit Union 台中第一信用合作社 is a post-war bank located in Central Taichung 台中市中區. According to this blog it was abandoned in 2001. Last week I went to go take a quick look while surveying the many historic buildings in the area. There were construction workers setting up in front and there were no other points of entry so I did not gain access. Even so, from a quick look inside the place appears to have been cleared out—and they might even be preparing to renovate the building for one reason or another.

In the beating heart of Taichung.
Around the side of the bank.
From the other side of the street it really doesn’t look like much.

Part of why I’m sharing this rather prosaic abandonment here is to contrast it with the Fourth Credit Union, a marvelous attraction just around the corner that I have been meaning to write something about for quite some time. When that post is ready I will link it here.