I am doing research about the Taikoo Sugar Refinery and recently returned from London where I researched originaln Swire documents at SOAS archives and at Swire House. This is a photo of the Taikoo House on the Peak that was constructed in 1890. According to the records I saw, the land was located at "Peak Sec A of RB lot 7, Sub-Sec 1 of Sec A of RB 18, and was 47,174 sq ft. The Swires secured at 75 year lease from the crown for this land in 1882 and 1888 at a cost of $8,500.00. The house was built in 1890. I am unclear of th exact date of the photograph.
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