China Provident Loan & Mortgage Co. Cold Store [c.1954-c.1975]

Submitted by David on Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:28
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
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Date closed / demolished
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281-281 Des Voeux Road West.

It was one of the early tall buildings in the area, a six-storey building between Des Voeux Rd W and Connaght Rd W.

It's shown on the right in the distance of this 1957 photo:

Des Voeux Road West
Kennedy Town, by chadwick1


And it's the bright white building on the right of this colour photo from 1955:

1955 West Point Aerial View
1955 West Point Aerial View, by Eternal1966

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The 1950s map labels the big white building as the China Provident Loan & Mortgage Co. Cold Store at 281-281 Des Voeux Road West. The Godowns to the east are owned by the same Company and are numbered 271-279. The replacement building Kwan Yik Phase 3 was competed in June 1978 so a likely demolishment date would be c1975. The Cold store does not appear in the 1949 aerial photo so an approximate construction date would be the early 1950s.