40th Anniversary Monument of Gojong's Enthronement
The 40th Anniversary Monument of Gojong's Enthronement was built to honor the 40th anniversary of the crowning of Gojong as the 26th Joseon Dynasty king. Gojong became king on December 13, 1863 at the age of eleven. His father, Heungseon Daewongun, ruled for him until he was an adult in 1873.
Former Russian Legation
This Renaissance style white building is the former Russian Legation building. A legation is similar, but lower, than an embassy and houses offices of diplomats. The structure was built in 1890 during the 27th year of the reign of King Gojong. It was designed by A. J. Scredin Sabatine, a Swiss-Russian architect.