1905 Public Works Report
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16. General Remarks -
The remaining large blocks of buildings on the Praya reclamation east of Pedder Street, including "Hotel Mansions", "King's Building", "York Building" and "Royal Building", were completed during the year. A great many of the leading firms of the Colony - business, commercial, and professional - are now housed in these and other buildings occupying the area indicated. The buildings have an imposing appearance and compare favourably in many respects with similar buildings in our large home cities.