Grampian Road [1931- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Grampian Road [1931- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
c.1931-08-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Named after:  Grampian Range in Victoria/Australia (see comment below)

Details:

Grampian Road  is a 500m long street in Kowloon Tsai. In runs from Boundary Street northward to Dumbarton Road.

Timeline

  • 1931: Street constructed
  • 1932: Street named (source)
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Photos that show this Street

1932
1949
1949

Comments

Grampian Road is indeed named after the Grampian range - the one in Victoria, Australia, not Scotland.  The land was purchased and developed by Frederick Charles Mow Fung, an Australian Chinese whose family moved to Hong Kong in 1895. He named the area after the region of Australia where he spent his childhood years. He established the firm of Mow Fung & Co. in the 1910s and was the agent for a popular food tonic called "Sanatogen". Later the firm he jointly owned, the Kowloon Taxicab and Transportation Co,. was one of the pioneers of Hong Kong's taxi business.

Thank you, entry updated.