Daejeon Cultural Property 44 - Evangelist's Village (오정동 선교사촌) - Daejeon, Korea
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 36° 21.228 E 127° 25.502
52S E 358683 N 4024342
Quick Description: This historic site, on the campus of Hannam University, preserves the original housing compound of Dr. William A. Linton and fellow missionaries who founded this school in 1956. They were built as western style houses with traditional Korean roofs.
Location: Chungcheong nam do, South Korea
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 9:25:32 PM
Waymark Code: WME9VQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 4

Long Description:

오정동 선교사촌
Ojeongdong Seongyosachon
(an evangelists village)

지정 번호: 문화재자료 제44호

오정동 선교사촌은 1955~1958년에 지어진 선교사들이 있는곳으로, 이중최초 (1955) 에 지어진 북측의 3동을지정하였다. 90년대 초 서교사들이 한국을 떠난 후 사택의 일부에 한남대 설립자 William Alderman Linton (1891~1960/한국명) 을 기념하는 인돈헉술원을 개원하고, 유물을 보관 . 전시하고 있다. 1950년 국내 시대상이 반영된 건물들로 볽은 벽돌에 한식 지봉을 올린점이ㅣ나 주진입이 현관으로 모이는 점 등에서 서양식 건축에 한국 건축양식을 도입한 모습을 볼수있다.

Daejeon Metropolitan City Cultural Property Material No. 44
Location: 133-2 Ojeong-dong, Daedeok-gu

There is a residential community of foreign evangelists in Ojeong-dong. Among the house that were mostly built from 1955-1958 in the community, three buildings in the northern section of the village were designated as historically valuable assets. In the early 1990s when most of the foreign evangelists left Ojeong-dong, part of the residence was renovated to house Indon Academy to commemorate William Alderman Linton (1891-1960) whose Korean name was Indon, and to store and display his belongings. The three buildings that were designated as Cultural Property Materials are reflecting the social situations in 1950s when traditional Korean customs started to get mixed with western culture, in that Korean style roof was put on top of a western style red brick building, and the front door worked as the main entrance of a house.

When Dr. Linton founded what would eventually become Hannam University in 1956, he may not have envisioned the significant campus that it would become with and enrollment of over 18,000 and almuni approachin 80,000 worldwide. The school has continued to honor its founder with several statues on campus and adherence to his original vision, becoming one of the leading Christian universities in Asia.

He and his colleagues built these unique homes that have been preserved on the edge of the campus and now designated as Cultural Property Material No. 44 by the city of Daejeon. They represent a fusion of the western and Korean style of architecture. The eye is drawn to the traditional Korean tile roofs, but once inside, they design and atmosphere is definitely western.

Although some of the buildings have been in use until recently as residences for foreign faculty and as the Linton Academy, at the time of this visit, April 2012, they appeared to be in a state of neglect and disrepair. Many of the buildings had heavy tarps over portions of the roofs and the interiors appeared to be deteriorated. The grounds are not overgrown at least.

On the edge of the compound is a bust of Dr. Linton and a plaque honoring the 40th anniversary of the school.

을리엄 애이 인톤 박사는
미국 남장로교 한국선고회가 설립한
본대학의 조대학장 (1956.3 – 1960.6)을
역임했다. 그 공로를 기리기 위하여
이동상을 세운다.

William Alderman Linton
Born: February 8, 1891
Died: August 13, 1960
He is remembered as and able
educator, a wise diplomat, a fervent
evangelist and a skilled linguist.
G. T. Brown

한밭 조각회

Type of Historic Site: Other Official Historic Site

Official Designated Number: 44

Province or Metropolitan City: Chungcheonnam-do

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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