Skyhigh (1st generation) [????-c.1982]

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:26
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date closed / demolished
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)

Compradore writes:

The 1960 Peak Map shows a house on this site as Skyhigh.  In IDJ's 1969 picture, a house with a white exterior can be seen.

David, I think there should be a place for the first-generation Skyhigh before it became the HSBC taipan house. 

Previous place(s) at this location

Photos that show this Place



When this property was still referred to in directories as 371, The Peak, it was not an HSBC residence.  In the late-1940s and the early-1950s, it was the managing director's residence for the Wallem Group.  Wallem is still around and is a highly regarded shipping company.

Another Wallem director from that era resided at 466, The Peak, which I did not see in the 1924 map (nearest address was 465, The Peak).

After the second-generation HSBC headquarters opened in 1935, Wallem moved its offices into the building.

I think if the picture is unedited, it would be all right, as I indicated in the first post.  I didn't want anyone adding annotations to help identify the houses in the picture.

Unfortunately, Abergeldie (the house I really want to get a clear picture of) is just out of view.