Buxley Lodge (2nd Generation) [c.1876-c.1930] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Buxley Lodge (2nd Generation) [c.1876-c.1930]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1876-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1930-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Due to the damage in Macao after the Typhoon in 1874 many Portuguese families sought shelter in Hong Kong. This increased the demand for school places so Brother Hidulphe-Marie leader of the La Salle Brothers 1875-79  decided that no more Chinese students would be accepted into St. Saviour School on Pottinger Street. This decree upset Raimondi so he bought a spacious house called Buxley Lodge at No 9. Caine Road (today 21) for $14,00 in June 1876. In 1878 a class for 30 Chinese boys was opened under Brother Adolphus


Source: The foundation of the Catholic mission in Hong Kong, 1841-1894 (Xia Qilong 1998 HKU)
The building mentioned above is different to the first Building on the site. 

Photos that show this place



The St. Joseph's School website says that the Buxley Lodge was the site of their school from 1876 til approximately 1881: http://archive.sjc.edu.hk/1999-2000/03-school/page_history.htm

It seems to have survive for a while, with an extension added on the east side at some point. The building appears in this 1927 photo.

So there was a Buxey Lodge and a Buxley Lodge on Caine Road at the same time.