Changde Publishes the List of the First 14 Historical Buildings and Sites
Changde published its list of the first batch of Changde historical buildings and sites. 14 buildings were on the list. In March 2020, Changde Municipal Bureau of Housing and Urban & Rural Development started the work of identifying historical & cultural blocks and historical buildings at the municipal level. According to the introduction of the staff from the bureau, the campaign was to strengthen the protection, management and utilization of historical buildings in the city, and inherit historical culture and preserve historical sites.
According to the criteria of historical buildings set by Hunan Province, if buildings and structures have been built for more than 30 years, and they are considered as having certain historical, artistic, scientific and social values, and they have not been announced as cultural relics protection units, or registered as immovable cultural relics, they can be identified as historical buildings. If the buildings do not meet the year limit while they are viewed as having higher value, they can be included in the list of potential historical buildings.
According to the standards, Changde Municipal Bureau of Housing and Urban & Rural Development conducted a three-month general survey on the historical & cultural blocks and historical buildings in the urban area of the city (Wuling District, Dingcheng District, Deshan Economic Development Zone, Liuye Lake Tourist Resort included). It initially found that 37 buildings met the requirements, and finally determined that Qili Bridge, Sanlu Bridge, Workers' Cultural Palace, Central Bank, Changde Light Bulb Factory, Huanan Club, the First Office Building of Hunan University of Arts and Science, Jinding Puguang Temple, Suolong Stone, College History Museum of Changde Vocational and Technical College, Zhaoqu Pavilion, Qianming Temple, and Wanshui Deshan Bridge are listed as the first batch of historical buildings in Changde City.
In the next step, the city will carry out the work of mapping filing, information reporting, setting protection signs and indicating the protection scopes, as well as studying and implementing the protection and utilization measures of historical buildings to better protect the historical buildings and sites.
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Translator: Guo Weifeng
Chinese source: www.changde.gov.cn