Hong Kong Cemetery 1890.jpg | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Hong Kong Cemetery 1890.jpg

Hong Kong Cemetery 1890.jpg

From the HK History Museum showing the HK Cemetery and Chapel circa 1890.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1890


Please add Morrison Hill Institute to the Places

We don't have a Place named "Morrison Hill Institute" yet, and it's not a building I'm familiar with. If you can create it I'll add it.

Regards, David

Sorry, it is the "Morrison Education Society School". Please also add just "Morrison Hill".

I've added Morrison Hill, but it doesn't look as though the big building on the hill was the Morrison Education Society School (http://gwulo.com/node/6942), as the notes for that Place say it was closed and fell in to ruin.

There's definitely a big building on the hill in this photo though, and it looks to be in good repair. Anyone know what it was?

According to what I found in a Chinese book about historial buildings (https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=y5IeBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA2&lpg=PA2&dq=morr...), the building on top of Morrison Hill was the Morrison Memorial School .  But in your site, I found an alternative name, the Morrison Education Society School (https://gwulo.com/node/6942).  I have no idea which one is correct.  Anyway, it ceased to operate in 1849 but had never been demolished before 1921.  You can compare the building in the photo and the sketch of its outer design from the book.  Both are very close!

Here is a short history about the Morrison Memorial School excerpted from the above book:

1842 November: The School and the Morrison Education Society started to operate.

1849 The School closed.

1851 The Berlin Mission Society(巴陵會)borrowed it and used it as a baby nursery. 

1859 April 16: The property sold for HK$3,600 in an auction.  It was then used by the military department.

1921 Reclamation in Wanchai kicked off.  The soil and rocks on the hill were used for reclamation and the building was demolished.