The building materials of OXFORD COLLEGE such as bricks and fir wood are from Amoy, Fukien. The walls of OXFORD COLLEGE were made from a mixture of steamed glutinous rice, lime and sugar juice. The brick-layer who cooperated with Dr. Mackay in building OXFORD COLLEGE was said to be a noted worker in Tamsui named Mr. Hong.
Missionary House This white, western-style house built by the Reverend George Leslie Mackay in 1875 served as a second missionary residence for his visiting assistant pastors. Reverend J. B. Fraser was the first to stay here. Other missionaries to stay included K. F. Junor, John Jamieson, William Gauld, James I. Dickson, and J. D. Wilkie. The Missionary House also served as a charity school for women after the missionaries moved out, and another boy’s dormitory for Tamkang High School during W.W. II.