1917 Public Works Department's annual report | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

1917 Public Works Department's annual report

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— Q 19 — B. O. Work.

44. Fires.—The following buildings were seriously injured by fire, some of them being damaged to such an extent as to require reconstruction:—

1 Stanley Street.
19 Jervois Street.
50 Sai Street.
110 Hollywood Road.
19 Bonham Strand.
44 & 46 Bonham Strand West.
259 & 261 Queen’s Road Central.
41 Queen’s Road West.
Factory on K.I.L. 1266 Ma Tau Kok,
Factory on Lot 6100, S.D. I, Hok Lo Chun.

45. Reclamations,—The following is a statement of the private reclamations which were completed or in progress during the year :—

                                                  Area in Sq. Ft.
The Old Police Basin, Kowloon Point, (completed), 22,615 Extension of Marine Lot 321, North Point,
                    (in progress),                50,000
Hunghom Marine Lot 3, Hunghom, (in progress),    491,000

The areas stated are those of the lots which, in some cases, extend further inland than, old high-water mark and are therefore not exclusively reclaimed from the sea.

In addition to the above, considerable progress was made with the works in connection with the reclamation of about 230 acres of foreshore and sea-bed at the head of Kowloon Bay, referred to in last year’s Report.

46. Principal Works of a Private Nature.—A considerable extension of the School of Anatomy at the Hongkong University on I.L. 1859 was commenced.

The development of the ridge east of Happy Valley was proceeded with, five European residences being completed.

The erection of a block of offices and residential quarters for the Hongkong Electric Co., on M.L. 321, North Point, was completed, and the reclamation of an extension to the lot was commenced.

Considerable progress was made with the erection of the new building for the Missions Etrangeres on I.L. 82.

The extensions to the Italian Convent on I.L. 148, Caine Road, were completed.

Considerable progress was made with the erection of the large block of buildings for the Chinese branch of the Y.M.C.A, on I.L. 2048, Taipingshan.



B. O. Work. — Q 20 —

An extensive block of buildings for carrying on the business of a tannery in accordance with modern methods, was erected on K.I.L’s 640 & 1267, Ma Tau Kok.

Substantial progress was made with the formation of a large area, partially reclaimed from the sea, to the eastward of the Hongkong & Whampoa Dock Company’s premises at Hunghom, in order to provide 3 building slips, each 750 feet in length.

Amongst other works which have been commenced or completed, during the year, the following may be mentioned :—

Works commenced.

 3 Chinese houses, S.I.L. 118, Shaukiwan.
 4      „          I.L. 2165, Wongneichong.
10      ,,         I.L. 734, Matheson Street.
 3      ,,         I.L. 729, R.P., Sharp Street East.
34      „          M.L. 43, Praya East.
23      ,,         I.L. 617, Pedder’s Hill.
13      ,,         I.L. 47, Star Street.
34      „          I.L’s 682 & 683, High Street, Third Street
                      and U Lok Lane.
 2      ,,         M.L. 198, Queen’s Road West.
10      ,,         K.I.L. 1173, Reclamation Street.
 3      ,,         K.I.L’s 560-562, Battery Street.
 6      ,,         K.I.L. 964, Reclamation Street.
12      „          K.I.L. 1167, Reclamation Street and Shang-
                      hai Street.
10      „          K.I.L. 1259, Coronation Road.
 5      „          K.I.L. 1263, Coronation Road.
 8      „          K.I.L. 976, Reclamation Street.
28      „          K.I.L’s 1221 & 1222, Tai Kok Tsui.
 6      ,,         K.I.L. 1165, Canton Road.
10      „          K.I.L. 1174, Reclamation Street.
 9      ,,         K.I.L. 714, Portland Street and Changsha
                      Street.
14      ,,         K.I.L’s 951-954, Argyle Street and Canton
                      Road.
 5      „          N.K.I.L’s 68 & 69, Shamshuipo.
 4      ,,         N.K.I.L’s 103 & 106. do.
16      „          N.K.I.L. 43, do.
 8      ,,         N.K.I.L. 158. do.
 3      „          N.K.I.L. 155, do.
 4      ,,         N.K.I.L. 19, do.
 4      ,,         N.K.I.L. 105, . do.
 8      „          N.K.I.L. 161, do.
 2 European houses, I.L. 1079, Kennedy Road.
 3      „           I.L. 2072, Kennedy Road.
18      „           I.L’s 145 & 146, Wyndham Street.
 3      ,,          I.L. 689, Bonham Road.
10      ,,          I.L. 757, Hing Hon Road.
20      „           I.L. 2091, Sands Street,
 9      „           I.L. 609, St. Stephen’s Lane.
Tobacco Factory, I.L’s 742 & 743, Wanchai Road.



— Q 21 — B. O. Work.

Forming sites for buildings: —I.L. 2205, Conduit Road ; R.B.L. 239, Findlay Road ; I.L. 2218, Kennedy Road ; I.L. 2151, Babington Path ; I.L.’s 2232, 2237 & 2238, Bowen Road ; I.L. 2091, Sands Street; and N.K.I.L. 8, Kowloon Tong.

Works completed.

12 Chinese houses, S.I.L. 433, Shaukiwan.
 3       ,,        S.I.L’s 437 & 438, Shaukiwan.
 2       „         S.I.L. 142, Shaukiwan.
 6       „         I.L. 2166, Whitfeild.
 4       ,,        I.L. 1927, Wongneichong. 
 3       „         I.L. 2234, Whitfeild.
37       ,,        I.L. 730, Matheson Street., Sharp Street East
                      and Yiu Wah Street.
47       ,,        M.L. 23, Praya East, Queen’s Road East,
                      Landale and Anton Streets.
14       ,,        M.L. 111, Praya East, Mallory Street and
                      Wanchai Road.
 6       ,,        I.L. 2240, Mallory Street.
15       ,,        I.L.’s 625 and 626, First, Second and
                      Western Streets.
 2       „         M.L. 239 Sec. B, Holland Street.
 4       ,,        K.I.L. 1261. Argyle Street.
 8       ,,        K.I.L. 1175, Shanghai Street.
 6       ,,        K.I.L. 3180,182, 828 and 829, Kramer Street.
32       ,,        K.I.L. 717, Reclamation and Shanghai Streets.
 2       ,,        K.I.L.’s 308 and 309, Reclamation Street.
12       ,,        K.I.L. 56, Temple and Woosung Streets.
13       ,,        K.I.L. 1304, Battery Street.
 2       „         K.I.L. 1182, Portland Street.
 3       ,,        H.H.I.L’s 165 and 167, Taku Street.
 6       ,,        N.K.I.L. 52, Shamshuipo.
 2       „         N.K.I.L. 73, do.
 6       ,,        N.K.I.L’s 92, 96, 97, 99 and 101, Sham-
                      shuipo.
 3       ,,        N.K.I.L. 75, Shamshuipo.
 5       ,,        N.K.I.L. 102, Shamshuipo.
 2 European houses, I.L. 2168, Tsat Tsz Mui.
 3       ,,         I.L. 1926, Wongneichong.
 2       ,,         I.L’s 1912 and 2152, Wanchai.
 8       ,,         I.L’s 1944, 2089, 2094 and 2140. Ship
                       Street.
 5       ,,         I.L. 2081, Wanchai.
 2       „          I.L. 711, Conduit Road.
 4       ,,         I.L’s 591 and 757, Bonham Road.
 1       ,,         I.L. 2053. Babington Path.
 1       „          R.B.L. 37, Pokfulam.
 1       „          K.I.L. 1301, Nathan Road.
 3       ,,         N.K.I.L. 63, Ngau Tau Kok.

Sugar drying house, M.L. 52, East Point.

Japanese Hotel, I.L. 2070, Hau Fung Lane.

Extension to St. Joseph’s College, I.L. 579, Robinson Road.



B. O. Work. — Q 22 —

Additional, depot for the Dairy Farm Co, I.L. 1280, Albert Road.

Transformer Station for the Hongkong Electric Co., P.R.M.L. 71, Sutherland Street.

Godown, M.L. 300, Kennedy Town.

6 Godowns, M.L. 268, I.L’s 1082 and 1298, Kennedy Town.

4 Lard Factories, M.L. 239 and I.L. 2169, Kennedy Town

4 Cowsheds, &c., F.L’a 26, 29, 38 and 82, Pokfulam.

Godown, K.I.L. 211, Canton Road.

Do., K.M.L. 91, West Bund. 

Do., K.M.L. 91, Canton Road.

Do., K.M.L. 63, Sham Chun Street.

Do., K.M.L’s 62 and 63, Sham Chun Street.

3 Godowns, K.M.L’s 58-61, do.

Depot for China Light and Power Co., K.I.L. 1307, Nathan Road.

Extension to Diocesan Girls’ School, K.I.L. 1281, Jordan Road.

Pier, N.K.I.L. 46, Shamshuipo.

Smelting Factory, N.K.I.L. 48, Shamshuipo.

Box Factory, N.K.M.L. 2, Lai Chi Kok.

Pavilion, K.I.L. 571, Cheung Lok Street.

Forming sites for new buildings :—I.L. 2094, Ship Street ; I.L. 2139, May Road; I.L. 2169,

Kennedy Town; and I.L. 2091, Sands Street.

There were numerous other buildings besides those mentioned above, which were either commenced or completed during the year, but they were not of sufficient magnitude or importance to justify special mention.

The following buildings, mentioned in last year's Report were not completed by the 31st December, 1917 :—

 1 out of 7 European houses, I.L. 1926, Wongneichong.

11 European houses, I.L.’s 1923 and 1945, Kennedy Road.

 2        „         I.L. 1910, Kennedy Road.

 8        „         I.L.’s 690 and 691, Bonham Road.

 1        ,,        I.L. 2074, Kennedy Road.

Forming sites for buildings;—I.L.’s 1923, 1945, 2072, 2153 and 2158, Kennedy Road; I.L. 953, Belchers Street; K.I.L’s 1283 and 1284, Ho Mun Tin; K.I.L.’s 1221 and 1222, Taikoktsui; and N.K.I.L. 63, Ngau Tau Kok.

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