1940s Garden Road

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 19:20

Photo courtesy of reader 'moddsey': "An aerial picture postcard from the 1940s showing the Mid Levels, the turn up Garden Rd with Murray Building on the left (now relocated at Stanley), open area of Murray Parade Ground in the centre (now the site of the Cheng Kong Centre, formerly the Hilton) and St. John's Cathedral and French Mission Building (now the Court of Final Appeal) on the right.".

Date picture taken


The date of the picture is c1933 rather than 1940. Kennedy Terrace looks brand new (Completed late 1932/early 1933) and the pre Estoril Court building are still standing (Demolished c1934), although one looks surrounded by scaffolding 

The uphill turn on the lower left side of the photo resembles today's Cotton Tree Drive. Was Cotton Tree Dr renamed from Garden Road before? that also makes the Murray Parade Ground today's Bank of China Building.