1911 Public Works Department Annual Report
(The full document is available at HKGRO: http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkgro/view/a1912/174.pdf)
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A considerable fire occurred on January 10th at Ap Liu, near Sham Shui Po, numerous sheds and huts belonging to and occupied by the villagers being destroyed.
Three houses on Inland Lot 17, Aplichau, were partly destroyed on October 30th and are being re-instated.
Several other fires occurred in the Colony, but none were of large dimensions.
39. Reclamations.—The following is a statement of the private reclamation works in progress during the year: —
Area in sq. ft.
N.K.I.L. 27, Sham Shui Po, 11,310
,, 4l, ,, 20,240
N.K.I.L. 39, Sham Shui Po, 11,880
The areas stated are those of the lots which extend further inland than old high water mark and are therefore not exclusively reclaimed from the sea. Additional areas beyond those stated have to be reclaimed for roads.
40. Principal Works of a Private nature:
Hongkong University: considerable progress was made with the main building, whilst the Principal’s and Professors’ houses and other adjunct buildings were begun. The whole of the buildings were well advanced at the close of the year.
A Hostel, projected for the use of students attending the University, situated on Inland Lot 754, Bonham Road, and under the control of the Church Missionary Society, was commenced.
The preparation of a site for a similar hostel, on Inland Lot 1874, Hatton Road, to be under the control of the London Missionary Society was in progress.
Some additions consisting of Oil tanks and godowns have been made to the Standard Oil Co.’s premises at Lai Chi Kok.
The No. 1 Dock extension at Hunghom was completed.
Further alterations were in progress at the Hongkong Hotel.
The construction of the Star Ferry Co.’s Wharf opposite the end of Ice House Street was commenced, practically the whole of the wharf being completed by the end of the year whilst a considerable portion of the superstructure was erected
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A building, comprising a school and chapel, in the compound of St. Paul’s College and adjoining Glenealy, was completed.
The erection of a Church for the Christian Science community was commenced. It is situated in Macdonnell Road, on. Inland Lot 1855, and was nearing completion at the close of the year.
Amongst other works which have been commenced or completed during the year, the following may be mentioned:—
5 Chinese houses on I. L. 767, Junction of High Street and
6 '' ,, „ I. L. 1892, Square Street
9 ,, ,, ,, M.L. 239, Kennedy Town.
7 '' „ „ P.R.M.L. 59, Connaught & Des Voeux
6 '' ,, ,, M.L. 299, Des Voeux and Connaught
6 '' ,, ,, I.L. 1895, Shin Hing Street.
5 '' „ „ I.L. 1896
3 '' „ „ S. I. L. 423, Shaukiwan.
2 ,, ,, ,, „ 429, „
1 ,, „ „ „ 43a, 101, Main St., Shaukiwan E.
1 ,, „ „ I.L. 1861, Tunglowan.
9 ,, ,, ,, K.M.L. 31, Reclamation Street.
3 ,, „ „ K.I.L.’s 1192, 1193 & 1199, Portland St.
11 ,, „ „ N.K.I.L. 39, Sham Shui Po.
5 ,, ,, ,, ,, 40, ,,
1 ,, „ ,, Lot 1886, S.D. II, Ngau Chi Wan.
6 ,, „ „ K.M.L. 90, To Kwa Wan.
1 ,, „ „ Lot No. 5459, S.D. I, Sheung Sha Po.
1 ,, „ „ K.I L.’s 1168 and 1169, Shanghai Street.
2 Houses on I.L. 1878, Bonham Road.
28 ,, ,, ,, 757, ,,
6 ,, ,, „ 591, ,,
4 ,, ,, „ 423, Caine Road.
2 ,, ,, „ 1881, Kennedy Town. ((sic. Though these lots are actually on Kennedy Road))
1 ,, ,, „ 1890, ,,
1 ,, ,, „ 1876, ,,
1 ,, ,, ,, 1677, ,,
1 ,, ,, R.B.L. 135, Victoria Road.
1 ,, ,, ,, 1, Sec. D, Peak.
1 ,, ,, ,, 6, ,,
4 ,, ,,K.I.L.’s 517 and 519, Cameron Road.
1 Block of buildings containing 18 flats on K.I.L. 574, Carnarvon and Mody Roads.
Rebuilding of Smith’s Villas, Magazine Gap.
Additions to the Peak Hotel.
Alterations to Nos. 6, 12 and 20A, Des Voeux Road Central.
New shops and offices at No. 20, ,, „ „
Godown on M.L. 126, Des Voeux Road West.
Central block, Ellis Kadoorie Schools, I.L. 1244.
Alteration to Ice Factory, East Point.
„ ,, Jockey Club’s premises, Happy Valley.
Aerated Water Factory, M.L. 293.
Pavilion, Chinese Recreation Club, Causeway Bay.
Formation of site, retaining walls, &c., R.B.L. 136, Pokfulam.
Sea Wall, Q.B.M.L.’s 2 and 3, Quarry Bay.
2 Chinese houses, T.H.L.'s 86 and 87, Tai Hang.
32 ,, ,, various lots, Tai Hang.
1 ,, ,, S.I.L. 154, 33 Main Street, Shaukiwan.
3 ,, ,, „ 411 and 415, „ „
36 ,, ,, I.L. 427, Sampan Street, Queen’s Road East
and Cross Street.
1 ,, ,, K.F.L. 4, Argyle Street.
4 ,, ,, K.I.L. 1211, Shek Shan,
1 ,, ,, Lots 472, 473 & 478, S.D. I, Ngau Chi Wan.
4 ,, ,, K.I.L. 964, Shanghai Street.
8 ,, ,, N.K.I.L. 17, Sham Shui Po.
1 ,, ,, K.I.L. 1187, Mong Kok Tsui.
1 ,, ,, S.D. II, Lot 1892, Ngau Chi Wan.
1 ,, ,, K.I.L.’s 780 and 1119, Fuk Tsun Heung.
5 ,, ,, I.L. 767, High Street.
1 ,, ,, R.B.L. 134, Chai Wan.
Addition to Tung Wah Hospital, I.L. 835. Po Yan Street.
East Wing, Ellis Kadoorie Schools.
Wing, Italian Convent, I.L. 58 R.P., Caine Road.
Hospital, Wanchai, I.L.’s 790 and 1838, Stone Nullah Lane. Bake-house and Quarters, I.L. 1337, Cross Street.
Hospital, Kwong Wah, K.I.L. 1213, Dundas Street.
„ Small-pox, ,, 1264, Tai Shek Ku.
Fat-boiling factory and Quarters, K.I.L. 1266, Ma Tau Kok.
„ „ ,, I.L. 1883, Kennedy Town.
Theatre (“Victoria”) on P.R.M.L. 14, Des Voeux Road Central.
Chinese Theatre, I.L. 1853, Kau U Fong.
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90. Rebuilding Government Pavilions (two).—The erection of two semi-detached bungalows on the site formerly occupied by the old wooden pavilions, Mount Kellett Road, which was begun in 1910, was completed in June. Each house contains a dining room with ante-room opening from same, 3 bedrooms, enclosed verandahs, kitchen, pantry, drying room and 3 bath-rooms : there are also the necessary servants’ quarters and an enclosed yard.
The walls are built of Canton red brick in lime mortar, plastered internally. The floors of the rooms are of 1 1/4" hardwood on China fir poles: beneath the ground floor of the main buildings is a space for ventilation, the ground surface of same being covered with 3" of lime and cement concrete.
The roofs are of double pan and roll tiling on China fir purlins and battens supported on hardwood trusses.
The building is lighted throughout with gas, the fittings and piping taken down from the old buildings being utilized as far as possible.
A portion of the surrounding area has been turfed and concreted paths have been provided whilst railings and an ornamental wrought iron fence and dwarf wall were constructed along a portion of the front.
1911 Estimates,... $ 16,000.00 | Total Estimates, ...$31,000.00
1911 Expenditure, 15,224.35* | Expenditure to
| 31/12/11, ... 27,624.35*
• Those figures include a sum of $781.35 for furniture.
91. Market and Slaughter House at Aberdeen.—The preparation of the site for this market, begun in 1910, was completed in March at a cost of $4,613.11, of which $2,413.11 was spent in 1911. It consisted of reclaiming an area on the foreshore between the principal portion of the village and the Dock Company’s premises and included the construction of one of the side walls of a nullah.
A contract for the erection of the buildings was let in August and was nearing completion at the close of the year.
The market consists of an open shed; the roof, which is of double pan and roll tiling, being supported on red brick pillars built in lime mortar and pointed in cement. It measures 61' x 32' and has accommodation for 10 meat stalls, 10 fish stalls, 14 vegetable stalls and 4 poultry stalls.
The slaughter house is 16' x 13' with caretaker’s room 10' x 8' and lean-to kitchen. A latrine containing two seats and a urinal is also provided. The buildings are of red brick in lime mortar pointed in cement, roofed with double pan and roll tiling.
1911 Estimates, ...$9,200.00 | Total Estimates, ...$11,400.00
1911 Expenditure,.. 5,965.94 | Expenditure to
31/12/11, ... 8,165.94