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Police Station, Hong Kong

Police Station, Hong Kong

This image is found on the Library of Congress website. It shows a police station in Hong Kong. (More details here: www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98507446)

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1903


We've seen these gateposts before. In 2007 a reader sent in photos showing them in the grounds of Ruttonjee Hospital. If that's roughly their original location, the 1903 photo above was taken somewhere in Wanchai.

Regards, David

Appears that the coronet gateposts were located at the entrance to the Royal Naval Hospital on Queen's Road East. See:


The title "Police Station" may not be correct as by 1903 the No. 2 Police Station in Wanchai would have already been located at Praya East.

1950s Wanchai Market



The link above has a good overview of the Seamans Hospital, and what I imagine to be the original Lord Chief Justice House in the background - now located on the peak.