King's Park Government Quarters [????-????]

Submitted by David on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 21:47
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

Four blocks of six-storey government quarters.

They've already been knocked down and the site re-developed.

Photos that show this Place

Comments

Barbara Anslow writes:

The picture on Gwulo today showing 3 large blocks on plateau at the back I think shows the post-war Govt. quarters known as King's Park. Mabel & family lived there from about 1950-56.

In 1946 the Govt. sent a small committee to inspect the pre-war Government quarters in Hong Kong and Kowloon to see if those war-damaged were repairable or not. I accompanied the committee (in a jeep) as stenographer to take notes as they gave their opinions on each place - a lovely week's work, much better than sitting in an office. In one part of Kowloon, the committee climbed up very rough ground to one site, leaving me in the jeep as I imagine they thought it would be too unladylike for me. I can't remember if there was an old Govt. quarter up there, but this was the site where the Kings Park Flats were eventually built.

Richard Wong writes:

The 4 six-storey buildings were the government apartments in King’s Park and estimated to be built before 1954 (refer to Photo of Wah Yan College Kowloon in 1953). The site is originally occupied by Roman Cemetery and Chinese Cemetery which moved to Wo Hop Shek Public Cemetery after 1950. Wah Yan College, Kowloon got the land lot in 1949 and completed in 1952. The government apartment may be also built at the same time as the development plan of the Danger Flag Hill.