Gresson Street, Wanchai [c.1909- ]
Carl Smith describes the origin of Gresson Street in his chapter, Wanchai: in Search of an Identity, in the book Hong Kong: A Reader In Social History:
Gresson Street was opened on Marine Lots 29 and 30 about 1909, when the lot was redeveloped by Hong Kong Land Co. The Honourable William Jardine Gresson was a partner of Jardine, Matheson & Co. from 1901 to 1910.
Named after: William Jardine Gresson
- c.1909: Street first laid out
- 1918: This was the site of the Gresson Street Affray, where "five policemen, at least 2 members of the public and two bandits lost their lives in a shoot out".