Located in Cuiheng Village, Nanlang Town, the Former Residence of Lu Haodong is surrounded by a small and low courtyard wall. The residence was built in the late Qing Period, covering an area of 446 square meters, with a construction area of 170 square meters. It is brick-wood structure bungalows featuring the local traditional architectural characteristics of 2 rows with a width of 3 bays. In the hall there hangs a large-scale half-length deadee, on the right of which hangs an outline of the martyr¡¯s public affairs.
The Former Residence of Lu Haodong was issued by Guangdong Provincial People¡¯s Government as the provincial key cultural relic protection unit on June 29, 1989.
Born on September 30, 1868, Lu Haodong was originally named Zhonggui, with the courtesy name Xianxiang. He lost his parents at the age of 9. Clever, brave, composed, sincere, adapt in painting and writing, Lu Haodong studied telegraph in Shanghai at the age of 19. After his graduation at the age of 23, he served as the captain of Wuhu Telegraph Office. After his return to Guangdong, Lu Haodong often discussed with Dr. Sun Yat-sen on overturning the imperial government. They treated each other with all sincerity, and often talked all through the night. In 1895, Lu Haodong assisted Dr. Sun Yat-sen in establishing the headquarter of the Revive China Society in Hong Kong, and decided to seize Guangzhou as the revolutionary base through armed revolts. He drew the uprising flag¡ª¡°flag with a white sun against a blue sky¡± by himself. Due to covering revolutionaries, Lu Haodong was unfortunately arrested. Despite the torture and interrogation in prison, Lu Haodong would rather die than yield. He dashed his thoughts down, bitterly attacking Qing Government for its corruption and capitulation. He wrote: ¡°I felt gratified although the revolution has not succeeded. Even if I were killed, my followers would not all be killed.¡± Lu Haodong led a heroic death on November 7, 1895, and was reclaimed by Dr. Sun Yat-sen as ¡°the first person who sacrificed for the democratic revolution since the beginning of Chinese history¡±.