Jewish Recreation Club [1905-c.1992]

Submitted by Herostratus on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 19:52
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
Date closed / demolished
(Day, Month, & Year are approximate.)

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Excerpt from "The Jews of China: v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives":

The Jewish Recreation Club of Hong Kong was built in 1905, a gift from the Kadoorie family. It quickly became the social center of the Jewish community. A description of this club, published in 1925, reflects a picture of a Jewish society very much in tune with the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s British colonial rulers:

This [club| was equipped with something of the comfort characteristic of a social or political club in the West End of London. There was a large and tastefully furnished room with a grand piano, which could serve as drawingroom, concert hall and lecture theatre; there was a billiard room that was seldom neglected, and a bar presided over by a white-jacketed Chinese mixer who could dispense any cocktail you chose.