16 & 18 Austin Avenue [c.1910-c.1960] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

16 & 18 Austin Avenue [c.1910-c.1960]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1910-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1960-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Completed in 1913 (along with 14, 20 & 22 Austine Avenue). Source: 1913 PWD Report


Demolished c1960, replaced by Kiu Fun Mansions which was completed in June 1963. On KIL 1172

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I think the large lot was called the Amai or Aimai Villas. Something to work on.

5 houses on this lot (Nos.14,16,18,20 & 22 Austin Avenue) were completed in 1913 but I dont see any name given. Aimai Villas starts appearing in the Jurors list from 1915. What is it that makes you link theAimai name with these buildings?

The 1913 PWD Report under heading no. 139 gives No. 1-5 Aimai Villas as being on Austin Avenue. Kowloon Inland Lot No. 1172 is given. I note that Kiu Fung Mansions mentioned above also has the same lot number.

A view of Austin Avenue

1930s Austin Road and Austin Avenue
1930s Austin Road and Austin Avenue, by Moddsey

1927 Austin Avenue - Aimai Villas
1927 Austin Avenue - Aimai Villas, by Eternal1966