Harperville [c.1865-c.1930] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Harperville [c.1865-c.1930]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1865-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1930-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The address appears in the 1894 Jurors List, and Annelise has found several references to it:

1. There is a listing as early as 1885 for Mrs. B and Miss Shepherd, "Harperville"

2. 1905 Jurors lists shows

"Knox, Lefferts  ..  China Mutual Insurance, Harperville, Robinson Road

3. In 1914, his [Noel Croucher] address was 9 Garden Road, known either as Harperville or Harper's Villa, owned by Li Tsze- chiu and managed by J.H. Seth.  this too apears to have been a boarding house or bachelor's mess. [or "private hotel" perhaps - Annelise]

The quest of Noel Croucher: Hong Kong's quiet philanthropist
 By Vaudine England

4. The 1919 Ladies Directory shows the Misses Graca at Harperville, 9 Garden Road


Hong Kong Daily Press, September 10, 1874, Page 1:

To Let

No.7 Garden Road, known as "Harperville," occupied by J. M. Walters, Esq.

Apply to David Sassoon, Sons, & Co.

1362 Hongkong, 1st September, 1874

Doesn't appear on the map.

A To Let advert appears for Harperville in the 1865-06-02 edition of the Hong Kong Daily Press - Apply to D Lapraik (28th March 1865) i would put its completion date c1864/65. Demolished c1930 or a little earlier

For the location No 7 Garden Road is on the eastern edge of lot IL 648 on the 1901 map. The building is a two storied structure that appears in pictures from the mid 1860s onwards located just behind the Albany where 1 Robinson Road is today.

More information about the property here

Thanks for the extra info. I've added a marker where 1 Robinson Road is today.

I note the address is given as number 7 or 9 at different times. Do you know if this section of Garden Road was re-numbered?