34-46 Des Voeux Road Central [????-????]

Submitted by David on Sat, 10/12/2019 - 18:01
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

This was a four-storey building, 7 bays wide, between Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West. The modern address for this site is 34-46 Des Voeux Road Central.

It was on the seafront before the reclamation in the 1890s, and is clear to see in old photos of Central from the harbour.

Unknown building Des Voeux Road

Photos that show this Place


The eastern end of the building collapsed in the typhoon on 5 October 1894. The next day's China Mail reported it on page 3:

A house on the Praya Central, at the corner of Lee Yuen Street East, came to pieces, and Mr Logan, preventive officer of the Steamboat Co., who lived on the top floor, hung on a fragment of building in imminent peril until he was rescued by the police with a rope from the next house.

The collapse is shown in the centre of this photo:

Carmicheal and Co.  1894.jpg
Carmicheal and Co. 1894.jpg, by danielwettling


Later photos show the collapsed portion was rebuilt.