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Now you can see the Seokjojeon Hall, which means the stone house. As a Western style, it is not quite in harmony with the other buildings. It was designed by a British architect, Harding. In the case of the traditional buildings, each had its own purpose and a specific person who used it. But following the Western way of thinking, numerous uses were contained in the one building. The first floor was a wating room for servants, the second floor, a reception area, and the third, the residence of Emperor Gojong. However, the building was rarely used.

After korea gained its independence a US-USSR joint commission was held here to discuss the establishment of the Korean government. After the Korean War, it became the National Museum and then the Royal Museum. Currently, it is undergoing restoration.