Dondeokjeon was one of the representative western-style buildings behind Seokjojeon. It is also recorded as one of the buildings which were not burned down by Deoksugung Palace Fire in 1904.
Dondeokjeon was used by Imperial Prince Sunjong as a place for meeting foreign envoys from several countries. It is said that Sunjong’s coronation was held in this building after Gojong was forcefully dethroned by Japan in 1907.
Dondeokjeon is western-style building which is built of brick. The railing with a plum flower pattern shows that it was an imperial building.