Taipingshan Resumed Area [????-1895] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Taipingshan Resumed Area [????-1895]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.1895-06-01 (Day is approximate)

The land was resumed and the buildings were demolished by the government in the mid 1890's due to insanitary conditions of the area being responsible for the plague epidemic.

Full report on resumption by the Government dated 11th August 1896 online here (click link twice)


The following mention in 1885 was prescient given this was a hospot within the Colony for the outbreak of the bubonic plague in 1894 as part of the Third plague pandemic

"WE hear that H.E. Major-General Cameron, accompanied by the Hon. J.M. Price and Mr. H. MacCallum, sanitary inspector, paid a visit of inspection this morning to the overcrowded streets in the district of Tai-ping-shan. They could, we should imagine, scarely come to any other conclusion than that sanitary reforms of a sweeping nature are called for in this, as well as in many other districts of the city."

Source: The China Mail, page 3, 10th July 1885