Hilden [1919-2019] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Hilden [1919-2019]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1919-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
c.2019-02-28 (Month, Day are approximate)

Public Records Office

Owned by A. Bryer (per Leigh & Orange) and the first tax was paid in 1912.

Purchased by "Staff Buildings Ltd" in Feb 1930.

File  HKRS156-1-1491       R.B.L. NO. 671 (FORMERLY R.B.L. NO. 1 SEC. B.R.P. - NO. 373, PLANTATION ROAD, "HILDEN") - APPLICATION FROM STAFF BUILDING LTD. FOR RENEWAL OF CROWN LEASE IN RESPECT OF - ,   07.04.1948 - 23.02.1955

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I really like this house.  It is owned by a foreigner.  I saw his name once listed in the newspaper, but didn't recognize who he is or what he does.

You can see good pictures of this fine house by searching for Severn 8:

http://www.centalist.com/NewHot-Project/SYPPWPPEPE/01.jpg

http://www.centalist.com/NewHot-Project/SYPPWPPEPE/05.jpg

yes it is owned by an english couple. i know the guy but i've never met his wife. i think he is mixed english with german. i've met him a few times and each time he always mentions his vegetable garden. i'd say he's about 40-50 years old and very 'normal' which is not what you'd expect of someone who is sitting on a house worth hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars.

 

Shell Oil also owned Hilden in the 1950s & 60s

Was'nt it owned by a German, Dr.Zeo?  If so, he had two tame gibbons that my friends and I took out for walks.

 

The SCMP carried this very interesting article on Hilden yesterday ( https://m.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2162050/ho... ). 

Hilden being demolished

Hilden being demolished

Glazed tiles inside Hilden
Glazed tiles inside Hilden, by Geoffrey2