43 Wong Nai-Chong Road [????- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

43 Wong Nai-Chong Road [????- ]

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The Ladies Directory for 1908 gives 43 Wong Nai-Chong Road as the address for Mrs C. A. Warnes, that is Elizabeth Warnes, née Olson. In 1907 her address was given as 6 Ashley Road, Kowloon, (an address that often crops up in both the Jurors Lists and the Ladies Directories) but with the birth of a second child, Marjorie, perhaps the family needed a bigger house. They were possibly the first of the younger generation of Olsons to move to Happy Valley. I don’t know if the Warnes remained at this address until Elizabeth’s death from cancer in 1917. Elizabeth doesn’t appear in the 1910 Ladies Directory or thereafter. Wong Nai-Chong Road is an uncommon, if not unique address for the Ladies Directories of this era. 43 Wong Nai-Chong Road is now the Arts Centre. I don’t know if its position is the same as in 1908.