Mount Austin Barracks [1897-????]
This brief history from the HK Public Library (HKPL):
Located on Mount Austin Road, the Peak, it was built in about 1890 and had offered its customers ''a separate Bath-Room.in every Bed-Room''-a rare convenience at that time. The venture was unsuccessful, and in 1897 the Hotel was sold to the Military Authorities and used as barracks for troops. The Hotel was destroyed during the 2nd World War and never rebuilt.
Life has a photo of the barracks taken in September 1945, where the war damage is plain to see.
Mount Austin Mansions, Martin Booth's home for several years, was built on this site after the barracks were demolished.