Wanchai_Morrison_Hill_1952 | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong



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Yellow line - Wanchai Road

Orange line A - Heard Street

Orange line B - Cross Lane

It can be seen that the then Government Trade School / HK Technical College building (square roof) was built against the toe of Morrison Hill, which is already half gone.


Any photo about the round structure below 'B' ? It looks like a gasometer for supplying coal gas


Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, January 1, 1952


If my memory serves me right, the red brick school in Wan Chai was Victoria Technical School - a vocational technical secondary school on which became the present Vocational Training College, as opposed to Hong Kong Technical College in Hung Hom on which HK Polytech U was developed.  Lawrence

I've just written up a brief timeline for the building (https://gwulo.com/comment/51313#comment-51313) which confirms that the red brick building housed the Hong Kong Technical College when this photo was taken. It would become the Victoria Technical School's building in 1957.