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Sailors & Soldiers Home Praya East

Sailors & Soldiers Home Praya East

Postcard published by M. Sternberg


Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Sunday, January 1, 1905


The postcard above shows the Sailors and Soldiers Home at the corner of Arsenal Street and Praya East that opened on 7 May 1901. The Seamen's Institute for merchant seamen that opened on 1 May 1905 was located in leased buildings at 72 and 73 Praya East. On 18 June 1910, the new Seamen's Institiute on Marine Lot No. 29 on Praya East was opened. Details of the early history of the Seamen's Institute can be viewed here in the HK Telegraph dated 14 June 1910.

Not sure of the location below as a Seamen's Institute in Kowloon had also existed before 1910.

1905 Seamen's Institute (Praya East ???)
1905 Seamen's Institute (Praya East ???), by Moddsey


Agreed, this is the building on the corner of Arsenal Street. I've updated the Places Shown from its previous value: 

Missions to Seamen premises (Second permanent site) [????- ]

Regards, David