Minamiyamate District



Lot Number

Renter (Owner)

Date

No.1
 



No.1A
Kenneth R. MacKenzie (British). There is a 
private residence here by October 1862.
Glover & Co. (British)
Lot is returned to the Japanese government
Alfred Glover (British) holds the deed.

Leon Dury (French)
Prudence Girard (French)
French Catholic Mission (French)

Existing buildings: Oura Catholic Church
French Seminary, and French Missionary 
Housing 
September 1861

January 1870
July 1871
January 1874 

March 1863
1866
January 1867

No.2
Robert Arnold (British) [lot vacant]
No renter.
Alexander Glover (British)
W.L. Hartmans (Dutch)
Glover & Co. (British) [A private residence is 
located here.]
Capt. Alexander Grange (British) [Grange 
died in December 1874.]
1861
October 1862
March 1864
?
1867

1872

No.3
Thomas Blake Glover (British) [No building 
here in October 1862]
Alfred B. Glover (British)
Kuraba Tomisaburo (Japanese-British)
Mitsubishi Nagasaki Shipyard
Nagasaki City

Existing buildings: The former Glover House
September 1861

January 1874
1911
1939
1957

No.4
Karl E. Schmid (British) [lot is vacant]
Julius Adrian (Prussian/German) [lot is 
vacant]
James Lindley Glover (British) [lot is vacant]
Glover & Co. (British) [lot is vacant]
Alfred B. Glover (British) [a residence known 
as "Sensugi" is located here]
The Nagasaki Club
September 1861
September 1862 

July 1863
January 1870
January 1874

1933

No.5


















No.5A
Albert William Hansard (British) [lot is vacant]
William J. Alt and H.M. Wright (British) [lot is 
vacant]
Henry Gibson (American) [John Gibson 
(British)?] [lot is vacant]
Returned to the Japanese government.
J. Wignall (British)
Matthew Russell (British) [There is a private 
residence here]
Alexander Grange (British) [Grange dies in 
December 1874]
Alexander Spencer Arnold (American).
R.J. Sloan (British).
There is a notice for the sale of the "big 
bungalow, kitchen and flower garden next to 
the Russian Consulate"
William Jamieson (British)
Edmond B. Jones (British)
Hirata Shoten (Japanese).

J. Schut (Dutch) [private residence here by 
October 1862]
Louis Kniffler (Prussian)
John Underwood Smith (American) 
Willie P. Mangum (American) [the U.S.
Consulate is located here until April 1875]
Russian Consulate (Russian) [the lot includes 
the Russian Naval Hospital and Russian 
Chapel]
September 1861
December 1862

December 1863

May 1867
January 1868
June 1870

May 1872

March 1875
May 1876
June 1877


July 1877
July 1882
November 1902


May 1861

March 1864 
January 1865
December 1865

1876

No.6
John Hughes (British) [lot is vacant]
Lot is vacant.
Lot is rented for one month by Charles Hay 
(British)
Holme, Ringer & Co. (British) builds a new 
bungalow for the proprietor.
Capt. Johann Jesselsen (German). House is 
nicknamed "Jesseville."
Helene Jesselsen (German)
"Jesseville" is for rent.
Helene Jesselsen (German) dies here. 

Second House on Lot
There is an ad to rent a 2-story residence.
The 2-story dwelling house, until lately 
occupied by R. De B. Layard [British Consul], 
is for rent.
The bungalow here is for rent.
Andrew C. Heron (British) and his wife Emily 
Mess have a child at their residence here.
September 1861 
January 1870
December 1873 

November 1887 

1889

October 1902
September 1905
September 1918


July 1903
July 1904


February 1905
December 1905

No.7






















No.7B
James W. Mitchell (British) has a private 
residence here by October 1862.  Leon Dury
the French Consul, is also here by October 
1862.
The French Consulate (Leon Dury, Consul)
W.P. Mangum [U.S. Consul] and Edward G.
Furber (American).
The U.S. Consulate is located here until 
November 1, 1888.]
William Furber (American)
U.S. Consulate is located here until August 
31, 1893.
Alice Frique (French), the sister of Francis 
Steenackers, the French Consul. The French 
Consulate is located here.
There is an ad to sell the 7-room bungalow 
here. [There are also two other buildings on 
the lot].
The bungalow ["Furber Property"] occupied 
by James Schon (American) is for sale.
John J. Shaw (British). 
The 7-room house belonging to John J. Shaw 
(British) is up for rent.

A son is born to Mr. & Mrs. John J. Shaw 
(British).
The "small bungalow presently occupied by 
John Shaw" is up for rent.
David F. Robertson, Engineer & Surveyor 
(British)
David F. Robertson (British) dies here.
September 1861 



1867 
January 1876 

October 1885 

1889 
September 1890 

March 1894 


December 1903 


July 1904 

December 1905 
December 1907 


January 1903

March 1904

September 1904 

September 1927

No.8
John [C.] Smith (British) [lot is vacant]
Conrad Gaertner (Prussian) [lot is vacant]
Adolphus Schmidt (Prussian).
Schmidt, Spahn & Co. (Prussian/German) 
[private residence on the lot]
John U. Smith (American)
The lot is for sale by Schmidt, Westphal & 
Co. (Prussian/German).
A. Kassburg (Prussian/German) declares 
bankruptcy [there is an 8-bedroom bungalow 
on the lot]
Hermann Iwersen (German), trustee for 
Kassburg.
Hermann Iwersen puts the 8-room bungalow 
is for sale.
The house is sold at auction.
William Renwick (British)
Henry Stout (American)
Gerritt Batteke (Dutch).
Edward H. Duus (British)
Emily Blackburn (British) dies here.
Percy Buckland (British)
Mrs. M. Pedersen is selling her furniture.
Capt. I. Bornholdt of Rex Whaling Co. lives 
here. The Russian Naval Hospital is also 
located here.
A.L. Jordan (Danish) [until 1918.]
A two-story house and two bungalows are up 
for sale.
The family of the late A.C. de Souza 
(Portuguese) lives here.

[The Meiji-Period house still standing today 
on the property is the residence of the 
Machida family (Japanese).]
September 1861
January 1864 
1865
1867

1872
February 1873 

November 1876 


December 1876

January 1877
 
February 1877 
August 1879 
April 1884 
April 1886
1889
March 1895 
November 1903
February 1904 
July 1905 




March 1906 

February 1924 

No.9
























No. 9A





No.9B
William J. Alt (British) [there is a private 
residence here by 1863]
Elizabeth Alt (British)
W.M. Robinet (American)
Julius Adrian (Prussian/German)
W.M. Robinet (American)
Russian Consul Alksandr E. Philippeus 
(Fillipeus) is here from November 1868 to 
March 1869.
A. Holtz (British)
John Fogg Trombly (American)
W.M. Robinet (American) still holds the deed 
to the lot.
W. Beauchamp (American)
William Renrick (British physician)
R.M. Smith (British)
U.S. Consulate is here [until December 27]
A. Norman (British)
William G. Furber (American) [A. Norman is 
still here.] 
F.G. Stone (British)
The house of John J. Shaw (British) is up for 
rent.
The furniture of J.H. Wallace (British) is 
auctioned off here.

Mr. Howles (British)
N. Stibolt (Danish) [there is a private 
residence here]
Charles Sutton (British)
W.L. Malcolmson (British)

[A mid-Meiji Period building still stands on the 
site today (photo here).]
September 1861 

March 1865
December 1865
February 1868 
June 1868
November 1868


May 1869
September 1869
January 1870

1872
1879
April 1879
February 1887
1889
1891 

Up to August 1903
March 1906 

September 1915 


January 1868
April 1869 

February 1872
January 1874

No.10














No.10A
Thomas Keppel (British) [there is a private 
residence here by October 1862.]
Glover & Co. (British)
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The lot is rented for 12 days by Andrew 
Nicolson (American).
Edward G. Furber (American).
 The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
Cliff House Hotel (E.L. Conan, proprietor). 
Subsequently, the Cliff House Hotel is 
operated by the Wilson Walker family (British) 
until 1922.
Tanaka & Amenomori Hospital (Japanese)

Johannes M. Umland & Heinrich A.
Schonnecke (Prussian/German)
The Nagasaki Bowling Club is located here.
Frederick Ringer (British) buys the Bowling 
Club at auction.
September 1861 

August 1868 
May 1872 

January 1873 

January 1875 
June 1880

1897



1922

December 1873 

1889 
June 1904 

No.11



No.11A
British Government [George Morrison](British)
The lot previously occupied by J. Kraus 
(German) is for rent
Jean Couder (Canadian) dies at his residence.

Matthew Green (British)  
Mary Green, wife of Matthew Green, 
operates the Belle Vue Hotel here.
C. Nicolas Mancini (Italian) operates the Belle 
Vue Hotel.
The Great Northern Telegraph, China & 
Japan Extension Co. (Danish) operates out of 
the Belle Vue Hotel.
R.H. Powers (American) is manager of the 
Belle Vue Hotel.
Albert A.S. Drewell (British) is manager of the 
Belle Vue Hotel.
The British Consulate (British) operates out 
the Belle Vue Hotel until 1889.
September 1861
October 1903

November 1904

September 1861
October 1863

November 1866 
 
1872


May 1876 

1887

October 1888 
 

No.12
David L. Moore (American) & John W. Davis 
(American) [private residence here by 
October 1862]
Davis' interest is transferred to Moore.  
Dr. A.B. McClellan resides here in a separate 
house.
The deed is still held by David Moore.
C.J. Ferreira (Portuguese)
Edward G. Furber (American)
William Benjamin Mason (British)
The Imperial Hotel is located here. 
The lot is transferred to the U.S. government 
[U.S. Consulate is located here until March 
1890.]
German Consulate (German)
Wilson Walker (British) lived here until his 
death in 1914. His wife Charlotte and 
daughters used the house until selling it (and 
the adjacent Cliff House Hotel) and moving 
to Shanghai in 1922.
Tanaka & Amenomori Hospital

[Like many others in Minamiyamate, this 
large lot was the site of more than one 
building.]
 
November 1861


May 1866 
1867

January 1870
1872
April 1872
February 1880
August 1882 
March 1887


1903





1922

No.13


No.13A
Alexander J. Glover (British) [lot is vacant]
Thomas B. Glover (British)
Glover & Co. (British)

 James Glover (British) [lot is vacant]
The lot is vacant.
March 1863 
January 1869
January 1870

March 1863
January 1870 

No.14
The "Alt House"
Henry P. Simpson (British) of Alt & Co. [lot is 
vacant]
William J. Alt (British) and Henry Peter 
Simpson (British).  
William J. Alt's private residence is located 
here. 
Henry J. Hunt (British).
The house is used as a school building by 
Kwassui Jo Gakko [until 1882].
China & Japan Trading Co. [Edward Rogers
(American)]
U.S. Consulate [until December 27, 1898]
William Abercrombie (American) [U.S. Consul]
Kate Barff (British) opens the Cliff Field 
Hotel here.
Carolina Ringer (British)
Frederick Ringer, Jr.

The former Alt House remains today on its 
original site [photo here].
May 1863

April 1865

January 1866

August 1870 
1880 

December 1883 

August 1893
March 1897 
January 1898

February 1903
1926

No.15
















No.15A
Leon Dury (French)
James Mitchell (British)
Charles A. Arnold (British) [until his death 
here in August 1894]
Capt. J.M. Eriksen [until May 1903]
Robert Marix (French) [until August 1903].
Sophie Lessner (Austrian) purchases the lot 
from R.H. Powers, who had power of attorney 
for Robert Marix.  Sigmund D. Lessner 
(Austrian) has his private residence here.
S.D. Lessner's property (confiscated earlier 
by the Japanese government) is for sale.
Mary Suganuma (American) [until early 1922]
N. Nagata opens the Crystal Hotel here.
[The building at No.15 Minamiyamate is still 
standing today and is being used as part of 
the Yuzuriha Hospital.]

Ryle Holme (British) [lot is vacant]
John Calder (British)
Samuel and Kate Barff (British) [Cliff Field 
Hotel]
The "Cliff Field" house is up for sale.
The 12-room house is up for sale.
Kate Barff transfers the property to her son, 
Charles Stuart Barff (British) [Kate Barff  
lives here until her death in 1922.]
October 1863 
May 1866 
1889

1899 
May 1903 
September 1903 



September 1920

1921
August 1926




October 1863 
1872
1894

February 1899 
February 1902
April 1903

No.16













No.16A
Francis Arthur Groom (British) [there is a 
private residence here by October 1862]
Edward Cunningham (American)
Alexander Stewart (British) [a new private 
residence is built here by 1865]
Glover & Co. (British) [the deed is still in 
Stewart's name in January 1870]
F.P. Tombrink (Dutch), agent for the 
liquidation of Glover & Co.
French Catholic Mission
Sisters of St. Enfant Jesus (French).

[At present, the Orphanage of the Holy Child 
Jesus is on the site.]

Edward Lozey (British) [deed canceled due to 
non-payment]
Henri T.M. Wachtels (Dutch) [lot is vacant]
Henry B. Haskell (British) [Sarah Elizabeth 
Haskell dies here in March 1896.]
C.A. Arnold (British)
Robert Marix (French), Russo-Chinese Bank
Takaya Suma (Japanese), the wife of Thomas
C. Gillespie (British) dies here.

[The No. 16 lot was divided into 16A, 16B and 
16C. At present, the Orphanage of the Holy 
Child Jesus is on the site.]
September 1861 

September 1862 
December 1863

October 1868

December 1871 

December 1871
December 1896  




January 1864 

September 1865
June 1881

1887
1899
March 1928

No.17












No.17A




William C. Lawrence (American) [lot is vacant]
Edward Cunningham (American)
Alexander Stewart (British) [Cunningham sold 
lots 16-18 to Stewart for $3000]
The lot is still vacant.
Aleksandr Philippeus (Russian Consulate)
F.P. Tombrink (Dutch)
George Bozier (British) and Elizabeth and J.B.
Brandram (British)
Michael Banks (British) [Banks died here in 
March 1905]
Irvin H. Correll (American) and family stay 
here on short visit.

George Anderson (British)
George Bozier (British) transfers the deed to 
Rodney H. Powers (American)
William Thompson (Danish).
John Pritchett dies at his residence here.
October 1862
November 1863 
December 1863

January 1870
October 1870
1872
1887

December 1898

March 1924


October 1872 
November 1888

September 1891
October 1900

No.18
Matthew C.Adams (British) [lot is vacant]
Edward Cunningham (American)
Alexander Stewart (British)
The lot is still vacant.
F.P Tombrink (Dutch)
A.G. Bollman (Russian)
M.A. Ginsburg (Russian) owns the lot.
June 1862 
December 1863
December 1863
January 1870
1872
1899
January 1901

No.19








No.19A
Michael Broderick (American) [lot is vacant]
The lot is still vacant.
Edward Lake (American)
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government by Edward Lake (American)
Charles A. Arnold (British)
March 1903 There is an ad to rent a 6-room 
bungalow here.
[The lot is later called 19B.]

John Calder (British)
James F. Mitchell (British) is here.
J.F. Mitchell's property is sold at auction by 
the Japanese government to pay the rent 
owed to Edward Lake (American)
A. Norman (British) posts an ad for a 4-room 
bungalow.
The furniture of Niels Lundberg [Charlie 
Brown] (Swedish) is auctioned off.
October 1862 
January 1870 
February 1885 
March 1886 

December 1886 




1870 
June 1879



January 1889

May 1904 

No.20
Charles Kerr (British) [lot is vacant]
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The lot is still vacant.
October 1862
June 1866

January 1870 

No.21







No.21A
Wachtels & Textor Co. (Dutch/Prussian) [lot 
is vacant]
Lot is returned to the Japanese government.
Schmidt, Spahn & Co. (Prussian/German)
Eugene S. Smith (American)
J.U. Smith (American)
Hana Mess (Russian)
W.H. Wentworth (British)

J.F. Johnson (American)
Capt. W.A. Trumbell (American) dies here
June 1864

February 1866 
1867
1890 
1892
January 1897
?

January 1896
October 1925

No.22
Wachtels & Textor Co. (Dutch/Prussian) [lot 
is vacant]
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
Schmidt, Spahn & Co. (Prussian/German)
Richard A. Ford (British) [Ford died in 1903, 
but his daughter resided here until 1966.]

[There is a second building on the lot.]

The Spanish Consulate closes.
Ary van Ess (British)
June 1864

February 1866

1867





October 1899  
October 1913

No.23
Maurice Fitzgerald (American) [The lot was 
originally assigned to L. Kniffler.]
John C. Smith (British).
Henry Spahn (Prussian under Swiss 
protection) [private residence]
Schmidt, Westphal & Co. (Prussian/German) 
of Kobe.
David Blaikie (British).
Frank Nevills (American)
A.L. Jones (British) [until October 1903]
A.W. Wilson (British)
Herbert Spear (British) dies at his residence 
here.
Yamada Suma (Japanese), the wife of Jean 
Madeira (Portuguese) dies at her residence 
here.
July 1864

February 1866
May 1867

March 187[?]

June 187[?]
July 1894
1898
1905
June 1930

December 1952

No.24
Heinrich Schiff (Dutch) [lot is vacant]
Hugh A. McLean (British)
Lot is returned to the Japanese government 
due to nonpayment of rent.
The deed is held by Schmidt, Spahn & Co. 
(Prussian/German).
John Breen (American) [private residence]
Joseph Davieson (British) is here.
U.S. Consulate posts an ad to rent the house.

[Part of the building still stands today.]

Second building on lot

J.C. Davison (British) [until at least 1899]
January 1863 
June 1864
June 1866

May 1867 

April 1868
1887
October 1890





1889

No.25







No.25A
T.P. Metman (Dutch)
Heinrich Schiff (Dutch) of Adrian & Co.
Adrian & Co.
George Denbigh (Russian)

[The building is dismantled and relocated to 
the Meiji Mura theme park in Aichi 
Prefecture, where it is preserved to this day.]

George H. Ackerman (British) transfers the 
lot to Frederick Ringer (British).
July 1862
January 1863
March 1864
?

ca.1960



August 1901

No.26







No.26A
Louis Furet (France) [There is a residence 
for French missionaries here]
E.T. Kettle (British).
Lot is returned to the Japanese government.
Eugene Pignatel (French) [private residence]
Ryle Holme (British)
Helene Jesselsen (German) [until 1901]
S.R. de Souza (Portuguese) dies here.

John Brennan (British)
E.T. Kettle (British)
Lot is returned to the Japanese government.
The lot is vacant.
The Urso family residence is here until after 
World War II.
1863

July 1865
May 1866
1867
1887
1896
January 1904

July 1864
July 1865
May 1866
January 1870
?

No.27
















No.27A
 Edward Harrison (British) [Matthew Russell 
(British) is the renter of the vacant lot.]
Glover & Co. (British)
The deed is returned t the Japanese 
government.
The lot is vacant.
Henry Gribble (British)
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
Miss Dickson lives here.
Helene Jesselsen (German)
The 5-room bungalow (above the Catholic 
Cathedral) is for rent. "Contact Mrs. 
Jesselsen at No. 6 Minamiyamate."
The 5-room bungalow "Villa Hohenheim" is 
for rent by Jesselsen (German).
Elene (Helene) Jesselsen (German) lives here

Robert Hughes (British)
Alexander J. Glover (British) has a private 
residence here by the beginning of 1866.
Francis A. Groom (British)
Glover & Co. (British)
Alexander Philippeus (Russian)
E.H.M. Gower (British)
January 1864

1867 
April 1869

January 1870
May 1875 
June 1877

1892
1894
November 1902


September 1903

February 1905

April 1864


1867
March 1867
May 1871
October 1878

No.28


No.28A








No.28B
Frederick Harrison (British)
Glover & Co. (British)
The lot is vacant.

Edward Thomas Kettle (British)
Glover & Co. (British)
Francis A. Groom is the renter, but the lot is 
part of Alexander J. Glover's private 
residence.
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The lot is vacant.

C.N. Mancini (Italian under British protection)
J. Wignall (British)
Mancini is still renter, but R.H.S. Woodward 
(British) lives here.
Jean Pierre Hyver (French)
J.A. Figueirdo (Portuguese)
M.C. Carlsen (American).
Major Hughes (British)
Robert Walker, Jr. (British/Japanese)

[The house formerly standing on this lot was 
relocated to Glover Garden in 1974. Click 
here for a photograph.]
March 1864 
1867
January 1870

June 1864
June 1865 
1867


April 1869

January 1870

July 1864 
May 1866
1867

March 1869 
September 1888 
December 1892 
July 1894
1915

No.29













No.29A



No.29B






No.29C
 Frederick H Sanders (British) [lot is vacant]
W.J. Alt and Henry P. Simpson (British).  
W.J. Alt (British) [This is the rear portion of 
the property where Alt's private residence is 
located.] 
Walter Miller Norton [in trust for Mrs. 
Elizabeth Christina Alt] (British)
Alt & Co. (British)
Henry J. Hunt (British)
China & Japan Trading Co. (American)
John C. Smith (British)
William Abercrombie (American), U.S. Consul
Kate Barff (British)
Carolina Ringer (British)

George Lewis (British) of Rainbow, Lewis & 
Co.
Carl Illies (German)

James M. Rainbow (British) [Rainbow, Lewis 
& Co.]
Rainbow, Lewis & Co. (British).
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The lot is vacant.

W.J. Alt (British)
 The lot is transferred from Elisabeth Alt 
(British) to Clara Earl & Walter Miller Norton 
(British)
James Webster (British)
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The deed is held by Alt & Co. (British)
January 1864
April 1865
January 1866
January1866


February 1870

January 1878
December 1883
March 1894
March 1897
January 1898
February 1903

July 1865 

June 1870

July 1865

May 1866
December 1868

January 1870

May 1866
January 1866


April 1867 
November 1868

January 1870

No.30
The lot is vacant.
The lot is still vacant.
1867
January 1870

No.31
Antonio Loureiro (Portuguese) [lot is vacant]
The lot is vacant.
H.W. Martin (British)
Robert N. Walker (British)
R.N. Walker's house is up for rent or sale.
The house is purchased by Nathan Mess 
(Russian)
M.A. Ginsburg (Russian)
Mary Lee Adams (British)
August 1864
January 1870 
1879
1886
September 1891
December 1892


December 1898 

No.32
J.N. Besier (Dutch)
J.N. Besier (Dutch) [private residence]
The lot is for rent.
Henry William Martin (British)
Alfred B. Glover (British) transfers this to 
Carolina Rosina Ringer, wife of Frederick
Ringer (British) 
August 1866
1867
February 1872
June 1879
April 1901

No.33
W.L. Hartmans (Dutch)
W.L. Hartmans (Dutch) [the private residence 
is called "Hartmans' Bungalow."
U.S. Consulate [until September 1885]
H. St. John Browne (British) [Browne & Co.]
Robert M. Smith (British)
The lot is transferred from Alice H. Smith to 
Alfred B. Glover (British).
Robert M. Smith (British) auctions his 
belongings.
Alfred B. Glover (British) transfers the lot to 
Carolina Rosina Ringer (British)
August 1864
1867

February 1885
1889
1892 
December 1900

February 1901 

April 1901

No.34
The lot is vacant.
Charles Johnson [pilot]
1867
1872

No.35

John D. Mahon (British) [lot is vacant]
W. Milne [lot is vacant]
The lot is returned to the Japanese 
government.
The lot is vacant.
Richard Ford (British)
The lot is transferred to Frederick Spence 
(American) of Shanghai.
Samuel Goldman (Austrian) puts the lot up 
for rent.
J.W. Baird (British) is here.
I.A. Koch (German)
I.A. Koch dies at his residence here.
The lot is up for rent.
The lot is up for rent by J.A. Koch (German)

Second house on lot

M. Gerrit de Heer (Dutch)
I.A. Koch (German) puts a 2-story 6-room 
bungalow up for rent.
The possessions of Mr. & Mrs. Landis are sold 
at auction.
The 6-room bungalow above the house of 
Capt. I.A. Koch (German) is up for rent.
July 1865 
1867
January 1868

January 1870 
September 1875
February 1881

March 1882

1887
1889
April 1903 
April 1906
December 1907 



December 1901
November 1902

March 1903 

April 1904