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Address
6, Baekseo-ro 70beon-gil, Nam-gu, Gwangju
광주광역시 남구 백서로70번길 6 (양림동)
Type
Observatories
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-62-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-607-2331
Homepage
namgu.gwangju.kr (Korean only)
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Introduction
The Owen Monument and Memorial Hall is located inside the Christian College of Nursing. The monument was erected in 1914 in memory of missionary Clement Owen who, together with Priest Bae Yoo-ji, was the first missionary to come to Jeollanam-do Province. The monument was built using the 4,200 dollars collected by Owen’s relatives in the USA after Owen died as a martyr in Gwangju.

A Western-style building with a total surface area of 434 square meters (including the annex building), the monument is said to have been used as chapel and assembly room. Today, the building serves as the auditorium of the Christian College of Nursing.

Clement Owen came to Yangnim-dong, Gwangju in the 1900s and served as a missionary and medical volunteer with his wife, who was a nurse, before dying of exhaustion and overwork in 1909. Owen had hoped to build a memorial hospital in honor of his grandfather, but died before his plan was materialized. The plaque hanging in the hall honors both men in English and Chinese reading, “In Memory of William L. and Clement C. Owen.”
Telephone
+82-62-607-2331
Current Status
Gwangju Tangible Cultural Asset No. 26 (designated on May 7, 1998)
Closed
N/A
Operating Hours
9:00-18:00
Parking Facilities
Not available
Admission Fees
Free
Restrooms
Available
Facilities for the Handicapped
Separate restrooms
Parking Fees
Free
Reservation Info. for Foreigners
Reservations must be made prior to visit.
* The hall is only open to the public by request.
Directions
[Subway]
Namgwangju Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1), Exit 3.

[Bus]
(Get off at one of the following stops)
Hakgang Elementary School (학강초교): Bus 55
Nam Gwangju Market, Yangnimgyo (남광주시장, 양림교): Bus 53
Chonnam Univercity Hospital (전남대병원): Bus 09, 37, 45, 51, 52, 54, 150, 151, 152

After getting off the bus, walk towards Christian College of Nursing (기독간호대학교).

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