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Parkview Mansion, 70 Tai Hang Road [1962-1983]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1962-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1983-07-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Building on IL4223 at 70 Tai Hang Road. It was built after demolition of the predecessor in 1962 and demolished in about 1983 to make way for Trafalgar Court. It had 7 floors and was y-shaped (see the 1975 map onhttp://www.hkmaps.hk/mapviewer.html).

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I have always been fascinated by the big house at 70 Tai Hang Road but was unable to find its identiy. I am very happy to learn that the mystery have been solved by Serene, the granddaughter of the owner. Really look forward to seeing close-up photos of the house after Easter. 

Here's my two cents on the topic to make it more complete: the apartment house that the owner built in 1962 was named "Parkview mansion" 

 

Closer and from behind

 

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20081202_61af0949ac08fb9ca8f66vumc8wXpAGq.jpg, by Ashley

So happy to find this conversation about 70 Tai Hang Road. We lived there between 1970 and late 1972; we then moved to Tokyo. When we first arrived in Hong Kong, the availability of flats like this was limited, so Northwest Airlines, my husband’s employer, housed us at the Hilton Hotel for 6 weeks. The practice at that time was to check the newspaper ads for available rentals, write to the PO Box listed with details our our family and then wait for a reply setting a time for a walk through of the flat. At the time of our inspection, there were holes in the walls where the air conditioners had been removed and only wires hanging from the ceiling where any light fixture had been. It took a while to accumulate the missing necessities and wait for plastering and painting of rooms. We lived on the top floor, on the section that protruded furtherest out. The flat had an excellent view of the harbor and of the hillside to the north which housed the humble dwellings of hundreds of recently arrived mainland Chinese, before the resettlement flats were built. I remember some portions of the ground level being cement; I never imagined a tennis court being there. We called the area surrounding the promitory as the “jungle” because there were wild poinsettias growing and parrots spotted. Reading the Gwulo comments has been great for filling in the missing pieces of old Hong Kong.