Ballindae [c.1890-c.1940] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Ballindae [c.1890-c.1940]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1890-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1940-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Present Eva Court (36 Macdonnell Road) and Morning Light Apartments (38A-D Macdonnell Road).

Date of Ballindae's completion is not certain yet. It came into existence after the 3rd generation of Union church on Kennedy Road (i.e. after 1891), after the peak tram bridge over Macdonnell Road (i.e. after 1892), and appeared in other peak tram photos in 1890's.

1901 map shows the name of the 2-storey building as Ballindae. The 10 arcs on the northern facade often appeared in the background in the south of the 3rd generation Union Church on Kennedy Road.

The western part (can still be seen in had already been demolished in 1946-47 as shown in Hedda Morrison's photo and

In 1947-1948, a 7-storey building was built on the site of the western part ( This co-existed with the remaining eastern part of Ballindae (

In 1954, the eastern part was rebuilt as No. 38A-D Morning Light Apartments (6-storey).

In 1979, the western part was rebuilt as No. 36 Eva Court (22-storey)

Photos that show this place