Harbourmaster's Office (1st Generation) [????-c.1868] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Harbourmaster's Office (1st Generation) [????-c.1868]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.1868-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
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Photos that show this place

1860

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Not sure if this is the correct location.  Pin is placed on City Hall.  The photo we have of the Harbourmaster's Office is http://gwulo.com/atom/23884

On the 1862 Map a Harbourmaster's office is listed at this location. I have change the title to 1st Generation and demolition date as 1868

Thh link between the old Harbourmaster's Office and the new City Hall was described at a meeting in 1869, reported on page 2 of Hong Kong Daily Press, 1869-07-07:

THE NEW CITY HALL

A large and influential meeting of shareholders, subscribers, and those generally interested in this institution, was held on the 28th June, in the large room of this elegant edifice, named St. Andrew's Hall.

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Mr. WALKER said he should have pleasure in proposing that the report be passed, but he would first like to inquire as to the very heavy cost of rebuilding the Harbour Master's office.

The CHAIRMAN explained that, in order to obtain the present site, the committee had been obliged to put up the new Harbour Master's office and take down the old one. This had cost a great deal more than was at first contemplated, especially the filling in and the sea wall, as well as the boat slip. This of itself had cost $4,944. The Government had to pay a part of this sum, and he believed the matter was now under discussion with the Government as to the share it had to pay. The City Hall Committee had to offer to rebuild the Harbour Master's office in order to obtain the present site on which the City Hall stood.

Mr WALKER replied that the explanation was quite satisfactory, and he begged to move the acceptance of the report.

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