Jordan Road [c.1895- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Jordan Road [c.1895- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1895-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Named after: Sir John Jordan, the British Minister to China from 1906 to 1920

Details: Jordan Road is about 1,7 km (1,1 miles) long and runs from Ferry Point to Gascoigne Road


The street was built in several phases and renamed later

  • 1895 (approximately): Street first laid out as Sixth Street (parallel to Fifth Street), from Yau Ma Ti shore to Station Street (later Shanghai Street)
  • 1903: Gascoigne Road was constructed. The road bifurcates, one portion communicating with Sixth Street, Yaumati, and the other with an extension of Robinson Road.
  • 1905: Street from Robinson (Nathan) Road to Station (Shanghai) Street finished.
  • 1909: Gascoigne Road South and Sixth Street renamed Jordan Road

Other points of interest

Fronde Memorial (moved to Happy Valley Cemetery)

Jordan Road ferry pier #1 [1932-????] (demolished 1996)


There is an article in Wen Wei Po that places the roads construction date as 1887 and claims it was named after a pathologist called G.P Jordan who helped the battle against the plague...but Sir John Jordan makes more sense to me.