Wylie Court (1st generation) [c.1963-c.1983] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Wylie Court (1st generation) [c.1963-c.1983]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1963-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1983-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Wylie Court is the four-storey, T-shaped, black & white building at the bottom right corner of this photo:

2_View to Lyemun from QEH 1964.07.04.jpg
2_View to Lyemun from QEH 1964.07.04.jpg, by Mui Wo

 

The dates are a guess. The building is shown on sheet "1:600 179-SE-15 (Ed 1967)" at https://www.hkmapservice.gov.hk/OneStopSystem/map-search#, but not on sheet "1:600 179-SE-15 (Ed 1959-08)". They don't have the maps from the intervening years, so I've split the difference and guessed it was completed in 1963. 

Centamap says the current building on the site (also named Wylie Court) was occupied in August 1985, so I've allowed a couple of years to build it.

Photos that show this place

1964
1964
1979

Comments

From some newspaper records, the black-and-white colour first-generation Wylie Court (with a Chinese name “蕙園”) was a government staff quarters with nine flats and was completed in 1962, bearing the address of No. 15 Wylie Path.  In 1981, the government invited tender for re-developing the site into five blocks of residential property providing 200 flats, 120 of which (three blocks) would be handed over back to the government as civil servant quarters.  Tak Wing Investment (Holdings) Limited was awarded the contract and the new Wylie Court (Kowloon Inland Lot no. 10658) was completed in 1985.