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Former St Nicholas Church of Suifenhe

Suífēnhé was the last stop on the Chinese Eastern Railway along the frontier of the Sino-Russian border. Thus the Suifenhe train station was also known as the Frontier or Border Station. Today, Suifenhe is a county-level city in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang.

The Original St Nicholas Church was constructed of wood in 1898 near the train station, but destroyed by fire in 1908. It was rebuilt in 1913 of stone about 200 meters away from the train station. This latter church building has survived to this day at 135 Dazhilu.

In 1984 it was designated as a city-protected historic site. In January 1999, it was elevated as a provincial-protected historic site. Currently the church building is being used by the Protestant Gospel Church. The steeple was restored in 2007.

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August 2010 photo
from fotoe.com

August 2010 photo
from fotoe.com

August 2010 photo
from fotoe.com

July 31, 2010 photo
from fotoe.com

July 31, 2010 photo
from fotoe.com

distant view from railstation
May 2006 Photo by Zebra

front view
May 2006 Photo by Zebra

side view
May 2006 Photo by Zebra

inside view
May 2006 Photo by Zebra

protected cultural site sign
May 2006 Photo by Zebra