Keying House / Marine House [1845-1868]

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Date Place completed: 
1845-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1868-01-01

Manchu dynasty imperial commissioner, Ch'i-ying.

The foreign community's regard for Ch'i-ying as their patron made him a temporary vogue.  A few months later the spacious and commodious premises" of a new British hotel on Queen's Road were christened "Keying House".

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The Chater Collection mentions "Keying House"

Comments

Marina House

Hi, not sure what you mean here - did it change its name from Keying to Marina? Or ...? Please can you tell us some more?

Regards, David

Keying and Marine House redeveloped

In 1866 - "The Hongkong Hotel Company acquired the Oriental Hotel and adjoining building, Keying [-] and Marine House in Pedder Street" - HSHG website

When the Hong Kong Hotel was downsized after the 1929 fire, the North Wing, and the land that later became Marina House, were removed from the Hong Kong Hotel.

My theory is that the name Marina House is an update of the original Marine House in that same location. 

I'm putting this here to see if someone can identify the actual extent of Keying House and Marine House on Queen's Road, before they were demolished to build the Hong Kong Hotel in 1866.

Marine House is listed at 17 Queen's Road Central, in 1899 - which was where?  In the same location as the later Marina House?

 

Fire dates

Just a minor point really, but the Hongkong Hotel fire was in 1926, New Year's Day. The King Edward Hotel fire was in 1929.

Marine / Marina

Certainly possible, and there's the chance of drifting spellings too. In a few documents from the late 1800s I saw Pedder written as Peddar, but it came back to Pedder again later.