China Provident Loan & Mortgage Co. Cold Store [c.1954-c.1975] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

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

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1954-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1975-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

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

Photos that show this place



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. 

Thanks for the extra info, I've updated the page.

Please can I double check the "281-281" address is correct? Just looks a bit odd.