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Jubilee Street [c.1875- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1875-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Named after: Named to commemorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's Reign.

Details

Jubilee Street is a short street in Central with a length of about 200 m (today)

Timeline

  • 18??: Street first laid out, from Queen's Road Central to Des Voeux Road. This was after the 1850/60's reclamation (but no street shown on the 1866 map) and before 1887. Date guessed as 1875.
  • 1887: Street named (probably in November)
  • 1898 (ca.): Street extended to Connaught Road after reclamation 
  • 1919 (ca.): Jubilee Street Pier was opened
  • 1933: Vehicular Ferry Pier, Central [1933-1994]  opened, the old pier was demolished
  • 1994: Vehicular pier was demolished and in this area a new reclamation started (the new coastline was some 350 m extended from the 1990's one, finished 1997)

Other points of interest: Central Market (several generations e.g.. Central Market, 2nd Generation [1858-1890])

Photos that show this Street

1914
1936
1960

Comments

Hi Klaus,

"Built to commemorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's Reign." sounds as though the road was built in 1887. Maybe better to say "Named to commemorate ..."?

Regards, David

PS It's good to see you using the Street feature - thank you!