Coronation Road [1909-1926] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Coronation Road [1909-1926]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1909-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1926-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

This name is no longer used, as this road became the northern section of Nathan Road.

Named after: Looking at the timeline below, this was most likely named to commemorate the coronation of King George V on 22 June 1911.

Timeline

  • 1909: The northern end of Nathan Road was its junction with Waterloo Road. In 1909, it was extended north from Waterloo Road to Kowloon Farm Lot 2 (today's Soy Street, see point 79.ii in PWD 1909 AR.)
  • 191?: Named as "Coronation Road". The 1909 report describes the extension as "Continuation of Nathan Road from Waterloo Road to K.F.L. 2.", but at some point in the next year or two, this new section of the road was named "Coronation Road". The first time I see this name used is in point 47 of the PWD 1913 AR.
  • 1919: Point 14 on page 8 of that year's PWD AR mentions the government is resuming land in order to extend Coronation Road further north:
    • Kowloon Farm Lot No. 11 (KFL 11), containing an area of 6 1/2 acres, was resumed at a cost of $?0,500, the area being required for the extension of Coronation Road and development purposes in connection therewith.
      (KFL 11 was a piece of land that on on modern maps would cover the section of Nathan Road around Bute Street and Mong Kok Road.)
  • 1926: The Coronation Road name was dropped, and this just became the northern section of Nathan Road. (See Item 329 in the Gov't Gazette for June 18, 1926, which announces the numbering of buildings along Nathan Road north of Waterloo Road, "formerly Coronation Road".) The northernmost point of the road in that document is some Crown Land north of Mong Kok Road, so I've put the northern end of the road on the map around there.

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