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Oxford College(1882)

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.

OXFORD COLLEGE has been the cradle of Taiwan Seminary, Tamsui High School, and Aletheia University College for over a hundred years. Over the years, it served in turn as classrooms, dormitory, library, and chapel. It is now a museum. The building has been renovated for several times. The second side room had been pulled down for years. The patio of OXFORD COLLEGE was once expanded. Its windows were also renovated and are not precisely like the originals. However, we may roughly observe the original building structure nowadays. Because of this, OXFORD COLLEGE was appointed the National Heritage,2nd class, by the Ministry of Interior. It deserves recognition as a precious historical building in Taiwan today.

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