1950s Des Voeux Road Central near Ice House Street

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:03

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Facing Chater Rd/Ice House St was the Royal Building originally containing the Savoy Hotel .

Facing Des Voeux Rd/Ice house St was the King Edward Hotel, of which there are many postcards.  After the 1929 Fire, Savoy was renamed Hotel Cecil, and ... )


Far Eastern economic review‎ - Page 311 - 1956

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The remainder of the site was occupied by the Chung Tin Building and Cecil Hotel .... Chung Tin Building was at one time the King Edward Hotel. .  It was the scene of a big fire involving heavy loss of life in 1929.  The interior was afterwards reconstructed to accommodate offices....


Also see: "Hongkong Land 1889/1989" book

three old buildings on a triangular site formed by Des Voeux Rd, Chater Rd and Ice House St - Alexandra building, Royal building and Chung Tin Building - were demolished and the 13-storey Alexandra House was erected.