Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Salvation Church

Source: hubei.gov.cn 11/23/2015 16:11:46

Salvation Church is located at 447 Hanzheng Street, Qiaokou District of Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province. It is a religious structure which incorporates both Chinese and Western architectural styles.

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

  • Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

    Salvation Church in Hankou, Wuhan

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Salvation Church (救世堂) is located at 447 Hanzheng Street, Qiaokou District of Wuhan, capital city of central China's Hubei Province. It is a religious structure which incorporates both Chinese and Western architectural styles. Facing the Han River to the south, this two-story brick and wood building was constructed in accordance with the Latin cross plane layout. It has a total floor area of about 780 square meters.

The main entrance features a single-eave, Chinese-style, helmet-shaped, glazed tile roof, which showcases the strong regional characteristics of Southern China. A huge Celtic cross window sits in the middle of the white stone wall; this is characteristic of British Christian churches. The cross window was made in Britain and then shipped to Wuhan. Between the church and the front gatehouse, there is a spacious and elegant courtyard with many beautiful plants and flowers. The gatehouse has arched windows with exquisite pediments. Arguably the most interesting and impressive features are the four octagonal turrets sitting on top of the building.

The interior is filled with Western style architecture, and bears the inscription "以马内利," which means "Immanuel." The ceiling is wooden and boat-shaped, and there is no vault above the altar. On the wall, near a section where many people come to pray, is a big cross window which features stunning stained glass that had been shipped from Britain.

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