Kornhill East, Quarry Bay [????-c.1982] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Kornhill East, Quarry Bay [????-c.1982]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place demolished: 
c.1982-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

There are some notes about the building from a report of a case at the Lands Tribunal on 22 Dec 1983, dicussing the valuation of Kornhill East:

  • 1. The applicant, pursuant to Section 18 of the Mass Transit Railway (Land RESUMPTION and Related Provisions) Ordinance, Cap. 276 (hereinafter called "the Ordinance") has applied for compensation [...] consequent upon the Crown resuming the applicant's residential property known as Kornhill East, being Quarry Bay Inland Lot 5, Hong Kong. [...] the subject property was resumed and reverted to the Crown on the 10th day of August 1981.
  • 3. The subject property is a rectangular lot comprising 1,734.89 square metres (18,669 square feet). The lot, which was level, formed part of a platform about 92.6 metres above the principal datum level on a hill which rises steeply from the south side of King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island. Erected on the lot was a large three-storey brick residential structure comprising two semi-detached houses. There buildings together with the nearby Kornhill West were built in the early years of this century to house the senior managers of Taikoo Dockyard. Both properties were connected to King's Road below by a 300 metre private access road.
  • 4. By the time of the hearing the buildings had been demolished and the ground level had been substantially lowered as part of the works for which the property had been resumed. [...]

I've guessed a demolition date of 1982, based on those notes.

There was also the Kornhill West building nearby, a two-storey, rectangular building.

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