The Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen is located in Shanghai’s central Huangpu District. Sun Yat-sen was the founding father of the Warlord Era and a major figure in Chinese history. The residence is a simple two-story European-style house where Sun lived from 1918 until his death in 1925. Today the residence is open to the public along with the Sun Yat-sen Cultural Exhibition. Almost all the items on display are original and left the way they were at the time. Like the many historic residences in Shanghai, the Former Residence of Sun Yat-sen is fascinating both for its architecture and connection to Chinese history.