Stone Houses Family Garden (石屋家園) [c.2016- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Stone Houses Family Garden (石屋家園) [c.2016- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.2016-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Stonehouses Family Garden/石屋家園.

"In the late 19th century, the Ho family built a grand two-storey building, named “Ho Ka Yuen”, at the original site of the Stone Houses, which was left unoccupied in the 1930s. During World War II, it was demolished by the Japanese army, and some two-storey Chinese-style cottages, which formed part of the Stone Houses, were built at the same site and renamed “Hau Wong New Village” by the Japanese. After the war, a huge number of Chinese refugees came to settle in Hong Kong, and the cottages were repaired to house them. Several film studios operated in the village in the 1950s, and some of the Stone Houses were rented to many small plants and factories in the 1960s and 1970s, including the Nam Yan Kee Grave and Tombstone Construction Company, whose name board has been kept at the site." Source: http://www.tichk.org/public/website/en/publications/voice_tic/The_Voice_of_TIC_2015_no_2/cover_story/cover.pdf

Official Webpage: http://www.stonehouses.org/

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