On IL 1890. Site was cleared when Kennedy Road was straightened.
Not sure that the building was demolished in 1949. It appears in a picture from 1939
my belief is that it was damaged during the war and completely removed by 1945.
I'll see if I can find a clear picture from 1945.
Just a thought. In the HMS Bonaventure photo from 1945/46, would the building on the ridge on Bowen Drive be the same building but without the domes or cupolas?
Id say no, I think I can see the foundations of this building to the left of the 3 ventilators (is that the right word). 14 Bowen Road is at the end of the "crane" to the left of the funnel, and there is a house below that, and the domed house is far below that.
Remember, from the house at the top of Bowen Drive, someone took a photo over the top of this 3 story building, looking at the Navy Yard. so we're looking for a substantial 3 story builidng,
Thanks. I was thinking of the 3-domed building that appears just off middle right below. May have got the wrong building.
I think the other builiding is at 50 Kennedy Road, as seen in this other picture https://gwulo.com/atom/30295
the building we're looking for is the one about an inch to the right, with nothing around it
The house looks like it is still standing in the November 1945 aerial photos; however they are not clear enough to state what condition the house was in
The below photo shows what is left of the house 30 August 1945, behind the dockyard crane top left of the picture (Zoom in to see). It looks like there is only one storey of the house left. I have updated the demolish date to 1945 as it is unclear if the house was destroyed in the 1941 fighting or by an errant US bomb. The area of Wanchai just below this was devastated by US bombing so its more likely that this was the cause of its destruction however I believe the front lines had reached around here 25th Dec 1941
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