Altamira, 24 Po Shan Road [????-2012] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Altamira, 24 Po Shan Road [????-2012]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.2012-03-24 (Month, Day are approximate)

2015 Update: The building was demolished in 2012, as noted in the comments below.

If you zoom in to the google satellite image, it looks as though this old building hasn't been re-developed yet. Please does anyone know any history of the building?

Photos that show this place



it's owned by the Wu family that sold their take in Wing Lung Bank.

Residence of one of the founders of the bank before he passed away a few years ago.

Guess it won't escape fate of redevelopment...

hi, this must be the building here, have you tried contacting the Antiquities and Monuments Office to find out if they rated it? It's not on the their list but as we've seen with Stonyhurst their initial list wasn't that comprehensive...!

On March 12, 1969, Father was decorated with the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, by the Japanese Emperor. The third-highest Order in Japan, it was established in 1888.'^ The ceremony was held at the official residence of the Consul-General of Japan, Akira Okada, at 24 Po Shan Road in Hong Kong. Father was proud of this award, despite the fact that it took several years to get permission from the Queen of England to wear and use the name of the Order. One of the conditions imposed was that its name must always be given in full, to prevent confusion with British Orders

The site is Inland Lot No. 5487. The property, known as Altamira, has been redeveloped into a 24-storey block and renumbered as 18 Po Shan Road. The sales brochure shows that the land grant is for 75 years from 6-Mar-2014, "immediately after the expiration of the original term of 75 years". So the original lease ran from 6-Mar-1939. This is a 75+75 year lease and will finally expire in 2089.