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1959 View from HSBC

1959 View from HSBC
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1959


Changed date from 1953 to 1956. In 1953, the eastern section of Alexandra House wasn't built, but this photo shows it already completed.

1956 is a guess - any clues for a more accurate date welcome.

Regards, David

The front facade of the Chartered bank (the 4 story bit sticking out) seems to be finished, but it still has scaffolding on it, that leads me to think 1958-59.

But I'm usually wrong ;-)


Sounds reasonable. 1959 it is unless we hear otherwise.

Regards, David

The building, Kwok Man House, to the east of the Bank of East Asia when viewed in the early 1950s as seen: http://gwulo.com/node/7572 and http://gwulo.com/node/3038 , had verandahs facing Des Voeux Road Central whereas in the flickr photo, the building's facade appears to have been changed with the verandahs enclosed and columns being more prominent.

The Charterd Bank Building under construction in 1957: http://gwulo.com/node/7581