[American Legation interior]
Image by Cornell University Library
Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library
Title: [American Legation interior]
Date: ca. 1904
Place: Asia: South Korea; Seoul
Description: Interior scene of American Legation. A short chronology of U.S. legation buildings in Seoul: 1883:First American Ambassador arrives and occupies Chong-dong Legation House Site behind Doksu Palace at the invitation of King Kojong. 1888: US Government purchases Legation House property from the royal family. 1948: US Government purchases the residential compound adjacent to the Legation House property from the Korean Government. 1959-60: US Government constructs additional residences on the adjacent residential compound, keeping two Japanese-style houses that were on the site when purchased. 1974-76: US Government builds Ambassador’s Residence, ‘Habib House,’ on the Legation House Property 1986: At the Korean Government’s suggestion, the U S Government purchases Kyonggi Girl’s High School site from the City of Seoul to be used as a new site for its embassy compound. Source: seoul.usembassy.gov/wwwh0510.html
Inscription/Marks: Inscription, apparently in hand of WDS: ‘Duplicate’
Persistent URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xmr
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