Central Market, 2nd Generation [1895-1937] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Central Market, 2nd Generation [1895-1937]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1895-04-30
Date Place demolished: 
1937-01-01

According to Wikipedia, this version of the building was completed in 1895, and demolished in 1937.

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Queen's Rd C between Queen Victoria and Jubilee Streets

1900s Central Market

 

1900s Central Market

 

Des Voeux Rd C looking west

1900s Central Market

 

1900s Central Market

 

The central market is a dirty and inconvenient place, which is entirely given up to the natives, owing to its repulsive condition.

(Commercial relations of the United States with foreign countries - 1879)

The Central Market, situated to the Westward about three minutes walk from the Clock Tower, is a very substantial brick and granite structure covering a large area and extending from the Queen's Road to the the Praya. Its upper story is confined to the supply of meat, poultry and fruit, including game when in season; the basement being set apart for fish, vegetables and the use of wholesale dealers. The place is kept nice and clean and should be of interest to every visitor who may respect one of the most important of our sanitary and hygienic institutions.

 

Source: The Tourist's Guide to Hong Kong, with short trips to the Mainland of China (1897) by HURLEY, R. C.

Building was completed and handed over to the sanitary board on 30th April 1895

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This was actually the third generation market on the site. The 2nd Generation was built in 1858, replacing the original, before being demolished in 1890. Place here