Whitfield Police Station / Bay View Hotel / Bay View Police Station - 20 Shaukiwan Road [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Whitfield Police Station / Bay View Hotel / Bay View Police Station - 20 Shaukiwan Road [????-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists

From the Public Records Office:

1893 - From the Bay View Hotel, Application for an extention to the present lease.

1898 - Request permission by Mr. J. W. Osborne to sublet the Bay View Hotel

1903 Feb - Recommends the removal of the private reservoir behind the Bay View Hotel, or prohibition of the neighbouring Gardens

1903 - Oct - Re-occupation of the Bay View Hotel by the Police (From AG.Capt. Supt. of Police)

Various directories:

1892 - J. W. Osborne, proprietor
1894 - J. W. Osborne, proprietor
1902 - J. W. Osborne, proprietor
1904 - John Lacock, licensee

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Police re-occupied the Hotel in 1903.

HK Telegraph 8 April 1891

J. W. Osborne was granted a publican's licence for the premises known as Whitfield Police Station, but now re-christened as the Bay View Inn, at Causeway Bay.

Boundary of the City of Victoria:

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1, In the construction of this ordinance, the term City of Victoria means the City of Victoria bounded as follows :—

On the north by the harbour,
on the south by the Pokfulalm and Taitam conduits.
on the east by a straight line drawn from Whitfield Police Station to the mouth of the Taitam tunnel, and
on the west by Mount Davis.

I've found a bit more about J W Osborne and made a page for him at:

http://gwulo.com/node/31688

7.           Whitfield Police Station has been vacated by the police and is now let for the purposes of an inn.

From the Report of the Director of Public Works for 1891