C. Block / Cassels Block, Victoria Barracks / Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

C. Block / Cassels Block, Victoria Barracks / Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre [????- ]

Current condition: 
In use

Notes from the AMO:

... an early 20th century three-storey building providing married quarters for officers at Victoria Barracks, Cassels Block was converted into the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre in 1992.

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Murray Barracks I think

On older maps, 'Murray Barracks' describes the barracks blocks on the western edge of the military's land. Over on the east were the 'Victoria Barracks', again consisting of several blocks.

Looking at a couple of maps from the late 1880 and the 1920s, the military's land was described as 'The Military Cantonment, Victoria', and 'Cantonment of Victoria'.

So a more accurate name might be 'Cassels Block, Cantonment of Victoria'. But in later years, the 'Cantonment' name fell out of use. As far as I can tell, after WW2 'Victoria Barracks' was the general name for the army's land between Kennedy Road and Queensway.