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kennedy terrace

kennedy terrace

here's a great shot by hk man showing kennedy terrace and its survivors of 6-8 kennedy road.

comparing with this photo which the govt dates to 1890, the terrace and its railings look stil to bel the original. what do you think? Though I'm confused by the existence of the slope and building on the right




I think the wall and slope in the HKPL photo are the same wall and slope that we see (with a man walking up the slope) in this photo. In that case the wall and railings aren't the originals.

Hi there,

I don't think they are of the same slope.  The one with the man walking up seems to be at the very back of it.  If you refer to a street map, even a modern day one, it should show Kennedy Road making a curve towards Garden Road, which matched the photo (with the man walking up at the back).  The slope shown in the then & now photos was obscured by the curved terrace.

My 2 cents.


Kennedy Terrace Sign
Kennedy Terrace

I actually lived in Kennedy Terrace from 1976-79 before being transferred to Bangkok. I lived on the ground floor Apartment at the far left of the Terrace and The Peak Tram used to roll right by my dining room windows. The picture is absolutely accurate. The exit road from Garden road (Where I got my only ever ticket in Hong Kong for driving across the Kennedy Road left lane access after the white line prohibited it!) is shown and I used to turn right then make a U-turn up the ramp exactly as shown. The building to the right at the botton of the ramp was a garage where I used to get my car (A Blue Reliant Scimitar, a large engine on wheels with a fiber glass body and quite unusual in Hong Kong) serviced there. During the week, I would walk down the hill to my Office in Queens Road Central by walking down and round below the Governor's Mansion then down some of the old steps onto Queens Road. The picture brought back a lot of memories and I can absolutely verify its authenticity.

Thanks for sharing your memories. We've got a few more photos of the area at:

If you can add any more they'll be gratefully received! (Here's how to upload a photo to Gwulo.)

Regards, David