Ewo Mess (Jardines) [????-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Ewo Mess (Jardines) [????-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists

Jardine's bachelor accomodation

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Our first married home in HK in 1963-64 was a flat in the building at No. 20 Mt Austin Road, once known as the Ewo (Bachelors) Mess but in my time were the married quarters for some of the senior floating staff of the Indo China Steam Naviagtion Co., Ltd: General Managers, Jardines Mathesons. At some time after the original bachelors moved out, the interior was remodelled to provides four single bedroom and four two bedroom flats. The bonus gained from living in such an old building was enjoying the glassed in verandahs with their fabulous view of the harbour,  wide enough to serve as separate dining rooms.  I have many long range photos but would love to see a close up view of the building which I think was demolished in the 1980s.

Nick Wilson