Historical Walking Tour of Yongsan Garrison
By Julie Kelemen
November 20, 2018 1 / 2 Although not confirmed, these trimmed stone blocks are believed to be from Nam-Dan. The stone blocks appear to have been originally erected vertically. VIEW ORIGINAL 2 / 2 In front of building 2462; near the fire station which was erected to
commemorate the Assistant Fire Chief, Yi, Chae-Kon, who perished while fighting a fire at Nam-dae-mun Market (남대문 시장) in 15 September 1977; Stone guardian in front of the Seoul American elementary school is considered to be more than 350 years old; the age Stone guardian in front of building 4433 is not known.
Yongsan Garrison contains 174 indigenous buildings, 8 Japanese engineered structures,
and 17 stone figures. The Yongsan Garrison was originally established as headquarters
for stationing Japanese troops years before the annexation treaty with Japan signed in
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