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The General's Residence
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The General’s Residence, located at Peimen, Houpu (now known as Kincheng), was once the residence of Lu Cheng-chin, who was conferred upon a title of Wu Hsian General in the Ching dynasty. Lu Cheng-chin, also named Weili or Fen-ting, was born in 1822 and died in 1894. Born into a poor family, Lu
threw himself into the military, and then got promoted for hunting down pirates. In his lifetime, he made numerous military achievements. The General's Residence was built in 1881. Small as the site is, the building complex includes three parts of houses, embodying the local architectural techniques prevailing in the late Ching dynasty. The façade is decorated with brick carvings of the motif of the character
“Hsi.” These “Hsi” carvings are quite exquisite in terms of their round rims. The surfaces of the tables put in the halls of the front and middle houses are carved with gourd or banana leaf-shaped patterns; the legs of the tables are also decorated with gourd, flower, or dragon-shaped carvings as a symbol of happiness and wealth. A tablet inscribed with “Huang En Kao Ming,” which is decorated with a dragon head carving and gold-foiled carvings around, is hung in the great hall. It is viewed as one of the important historical relics.

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