JUNG-GU, DAEGU METROPOLITAN CITY

Cultural Properties Exploration

Municipally designated

Cultural Properties name
Missionary Switzer House(Tangible cultural property No.24 )

Missionary Switzer House

Category
Tangible cultural property No.24
Name
Missionary Switzer House
Classification
Historic Sites / Religious Relic / Catholic Church/ Annex Building
Designation Date
1986.06.15
Location
194 Dongsan-dong Jung-gu Daegu-si S.KOREA
Period
JapaneseColonialPeriod
Owner
Gyemuyng Christian College
Manager
Dongsan Medical Center
This building was initially built as a residence by American missionaries around 1910. Swiss missionaries also resided there. This building is composed of a veranda connecting to the front door in the right southern part and a front hall directly reaching to both a reception room and living room around which bedrooms, staircases, bathrooms, a kitchen and a dining room are arranged.

The foundation was built with andesite in a coursed masonry manner and topped by four-layer brick of which first layer was laid in a vertical fashion. The original Korean roof tile-capped gable roof was reconstructed as zinc-roof s. Although the original materials of the roof and finishing were partially replaced, it has a well-preserved overall appearance and the internal structure of the initial shape. This building has been re-developed as a missionary museum as a part of a commemoration project of the 100th anniversary of the founding Dongsan Medical Center.

List

  • History Exploration
    • History of Jung-gu Adminstration
    • Historic Figures in Jung-gu
    • The Origin of Regions’ Name
  • Cultural Event
  • Festival
    • Daegu Yangnyeongsi Festival
    • Donseongno Festival
    • Bongsan Art Festival
    • Overseas Chinese Festival
    • Seomun Market Festival
    • Fashion Jewelry Festival
    • Bongsan Porcelain Fair