Morrison Hall (1st generation) / Morrison House [1913-c.1981]
Morrison Hall was a hostel providing accommodation for students at the nearby Hong Kong University. It was established by the London Missionary Society.
We can follow initial work on the site through the Public Works Department's annual reports:
- 1911: The preparation of the site was in progress.
- 1912: The erection of the Hostel on I.L. 1874, Hatton Road, belonging to the London Missionary Society (LMS) was commenced.
- 1913: The Hostel was completed.
Further details come from the History page of the Morrison Hall website:
- 1916: The LMS suggested the name "Morrison Hall" to commemorate Rev. Robert Morrison (1782-1834).
- 1928: New east wing extension finished.
- 1941: The British military used it as a barrack during the fighting. After the British surrender it was badly looted.
- 1948: The Hall re-opens to students.
- 1969: Morrison Hall closed, and students moved elsewhere.
The last phase is described in StephenD's comments below and "The Legend of Christian Missionaries and the Church of Christ in China":
- 1969: Re-opened as Morrison House, run by the Church of Christ in China as a youth leadership centre.
- 1981: Closed. Likely demolished soon after, as the current building on the site was completed in 1985.
(A new Morrison Hall was built near the Flora Ho Sports Centre, and opened in 2005.)
It's not clear when this building was demolished. The current building on the site, Wisdom Court, was completed in 1985, so it would be some time before that.