1937 Typhoon damage - Kennedy Town | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1937 Typhoon damage - Kennedy Town

1937 Typhoon damage - Kennedy Town

I think the photo is to show typhoon damage to the piers in the foreground.

The seafront is the Kennedy Town Praya, where the tram line runs. I think the road junction slightly to left if centre is the junction with Holland Street. At the left edge of the photo it looks as if the road bends slightly to the left, which happens just past the junction with Sai Cheung Street.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, September 2, 1937
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From Jims album this was a typhoon on 2 Sep 37 that lasted 14 hours with wind speeds recorded up to 164mph.  More pics to follow particularly of grounded and sunked ships and the destruction.