Western Praya in Tsim Sha Tsui
The Government Notification no. 356 in Hongkong Government Gazette released on 3 September 1887 mentions:
The Road which runs parallel to the Western Praya at Kowloon Point, on the Eastern side of Marine Lots Nos. 9, 10, 11, 20, 21, 21A and 22, shall from henceforth be known as and designated MacDonnell Road.
As far as I know, MacDonnell Road in the above context refers to the present Canton Road. However, I couldn't find anything about Western Praya through search engine.
Referring to the map of Tsim Sha Tsui in the 1890s (attached below), I could see Western Praya on the waterfront. But when I compared it with the present map, I couldn't find any roads that fitted the position of Western Praya.
I'd like to ask a few questions:
1. Where was Western Praya located?
2. Had the name of Western Praya ever been changed? Was there any Chinese names for the road?
3. Approximately when was the road demolished?
4. For what was the road demolished?
Looking forward to all your answers. Thanks a lot!