R.A.F. Unit Billets, No. 1 Calder Path [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

R.A.F. Unit Billets, No. 1 Calder Path [????-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists

Described in the 1950 Military Installations Closed Areas document as "House and garden on the corner of Macdonnell Road and Calder Path. Surrounded by a wall."


Photos that show this place



On IL 1380. Where Wealthy Heights is located today

The building was used as a School from the mid 1950s to when it was demolished in the mid 1980s to construct Wealthy Heights

No. 1 Calder Path was a 3-storey high sick quarters of RAF in 1946.

St. Paul's Co-ed College Council bought it in 1953, to use it as the campus of its affiliated primary school, which used to share the campus on no. 33 MacDonnell Road from 1927 to the outbreak of WW2.

In 1971, the primary school moved to the new east wing (I.L. 1937) of 33 MacDonnell. No. 1 Calder Path was left vacant since then, and redeveloped in mid-1980's to Wealthy Heights as it is now.


No. 1 Calder Path in 1960s
No. 1 Calder Path in 1960s, by TN Kwok

Though bearing the street number 1, the 3-storey building (red in the photo) used by RAF, then by SPCC until 1971, situated in the middle of Calder Path (blue). St. Joseph's College in green, and St. Paul's Co-ed in yellow.

In Michael Rogge's youtube footage ( My life in HONG KONG after WW2, 1949 (1) ), at least two types of wall could be seen along the eastern side of Calder Path.

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by TN Kwok