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1930s Unknown location

1930s Unknown location

The notes on Flickr say "Somewhere in Wanchai, can anyone help to identify?".

The building in the foreground on the right has a distinctive wall - does it trigger anyone's memories?

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1930


If I had to guess, it would be one of the side streets off Johnston Road looking towards Queen's Road East.

Hi there,

Wow, this is an old one.  Look at the lamp post next to the men in white and the lack of vehicles save the one in the background......

Best Regards,


A side street between Johnston Rd & QRE sounds right, though I'm not sure which direction we're looking.

The buildings facing us at the end of the road are three-storey, so too low to be Hennessy Rd. They look a similar age & design as The Pawn.

Anton Street

I'm thinking that wall on the right would be part of the Sailors & Soldiers Home, but the shape doesn't match the photo below. Was there another big building further along Anton Street?

Methodist Sailors and Soldiers' home c.1965
Methodist Sailors and Soldiers' home c.1965, by m20wc51

Was looking more at the buildings on the left for the identification as seen here The wall on the right may have been the eastern portion of the Blue Buildings before demolition. 

Thanks Moddsey, certainly looks like a match on the left buildings.

Towards Praya East. 

1920s Anton Street
1920s Anton Street, by Moddsey