No 2 Tank [c.1860-c.1913] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

No 2 Tank [c.1860-c.1913]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1860-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1913-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Married Police Quarters were completed in 1915 so demolish date set as 1913

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Plans to reconstruct Tank No 2 were formulated in 1904, however the large amount of other work happening and the fact that the second water engineer was on leave meant no work happened that year.

Owner of IL 509 was notified about a resumption of the lot for reconstruction of Tank 2 and was paid $6,500 for the land.

Source PWD Report 1904 (No 87)


In 1906 reconstruction of Tank 2 is abandoned and reference is made to the site of the former No 2 Tank in connection with a new flushing tank under Blake Gardens. 

Source PWD Report 1906 (No 66 & No 77vi)


In 1910 there are plans to realign Bonham Road (today's Caine Road) from its position running south of No 2 Tank to run across the top of the tank along its north side at the same time as a new 12" water main is laid along Caine and Bonham Roads. The old tank is being used as a tip for building rubbish to raise the ground level to the required height 

Source PWD report 1910 (No 85 item i)

The No. 2 Tank is shown on the 1866 Map. The map shows it was fed by streams at that time.