Dent & Co. (West - Praya and Pedder) / Melcher's Building - ML 7 Sec C [1863-1889]

Submitted by annelisec on Fri, 01/22/2010 - 09:57
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
Date closed / demolished

Melcher's Building

Dent & Co. occupied three buildings on the corner of Pedder Street and Praya Central (the waterfront) where The Landmark complex is now situated.

After Dent collapsed in 1867, Melchers & Co, which began trading in Hong Kong in 1866, moved into the West portion of the 3 buildings on the Praya.

"One DWELLING HOUSE containing Five Rooms on the first Floor and Six Rooms on the Second Floor, with Bath Rooms, Kitchens, Out Offices, &c.&c, with Gas and Water laid on, and a Godown below, capable of holding about 2,000 tons."

Later place(s) at this location

Photos that show this Place


Only the Western portion of this building was demolished in 1889. The centre survived until at least 1903/04 and the easten part also survived longer.

There are places created already for the central portion: and the eastern portion: so I suggest renaming this to Dent & Co Building (2nd Generation) Western section