Yi Geon-chang House - 이건창생가 (李建昌生家) (built 1853)
Yi Geon-chang (1852-1898) was a scholar-stateman in the late Joseon dynasty who served as an administrator and secret royal inspector. His work as an academician included the publication of Dangui Tongnyak "A General Survey of Party Politics" which examined the origin and development of factional politics from an impartial viewpoint.
The layout of the house is typical of commoner's dwellings throughout the middle regions of Korea. The L-shaped house includes a kitchen at the south end and a wood floored central room adjacent to the living quarters. A plaque inscribed with the words "Myeongmidang" (Hall of Brilliance and Beauty) is mounted over the central hall. The house was renovated in 1996.
Address: 인천 강화군 화도읍 사기리 167-3. (Incheon Ganghwa-gun, Hwado-eup, Sagi-ri, 167-3).
The approximate location of the house is 37.616410' N, 126.456707' E (WGS 84 map datum).
All images copyright 2005 Timothy M. Ciccone
Cheon, Deuk-yeum & Jeon, Bong-hee. Hangukui Geonchuk Munhwajae 9: Jeolnampyeon.
Kimoondang Publishers, 2001. Seoul
Korean Office of Cultural Properties