- In 1943 Avenue Joffre was renamed Taishan Road ( ) after Mount Taishan.
- In 1909, a new building was completed on " Avenue Joffre ".
- For example, the London Planes that graced the former Avenue Joffre were removed in the 1990s, only to be later replaced after public outcry.
- The Russian community had a large presence on commercial streets such as Avenue Joffre, and contributed to the development of the music profession in Shanghai.
- In 1902, the French introduced from France London planes ( " le platane commun " ) as a roadside tree on Avenue Joffre ( present-day Huaihai Road ).
- Some well known examples include " Jianye Li " ( now revamped into an upmarket hotel, commercial and residential complex ), " Siming Cun ", and " Mingde Li " located on Avenue Joffre.
- The Communist Party of China held its first conference in a shikumen residence in " Shude Li ", and its second conference in another shikumen residence in the Communist Youth League first operated out of a shikumen residence on Avenue Joffre.