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American Consulate - Consul General of the USA [????- ]

Far Eastern Economic Review - 1956

A new four-storey United States Consulate-General building will be erected adjacent to the present Consulate at 26 Garden Road.  Construction will take about one year.  The new building will face Garden Road, parallel to the present Consulate building.  Once the new building is completed, the present structure will be demolished.

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Legco comment 1937

I do not know whether it is proposed to develop by building the site of the former Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank houses in St. John's Place, but I venture to express the hope that this is not the intention. I agree with what I understand was our late Governor's, Sir Andrew Caldecott's, view that such development of the Battery Path and Garden Road area would be vandalistic commercialization of what should be one of the most beautiful parts of Hong Kong. (Applause).

China Mail 17 and 18 June 1957

Staff of the U.S. Consulate-General completed their move into the new four-storey building. The old consular building at the corner of Lower Albert Road will be transformed into a garden with an adjoining car park. 

David Webb discovered that in 1999 the consulate was granted a 999-year lease (calculated from the start of the original lease in 1950) for the land it stands on, IL 6622:

Revealed: the USA has the longest land lease in China

Thanks to Guy for the link.