Yau Ma Tei Market (1st generation) [c.1880-c.1957] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Yau Ma Tei Market (1st generation) [c.1880-c.1957]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1880-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1957-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

A market can be seen in this location from 1892 onwards (see 1892 Kowloon map on www.hkmaps.hk/viewer.html, and the 1896 & 1920 Kowloon maps on Gwulo), up to approx 1957 when it was replaced by a new market at 20 Kansu St (see Yau Ma Tei Market (2nd and current generation).



Photos that show this place



The Hongkong Government Gazette from 16th July, 1879 refers:

...it is proposed by His Excellency the Administrator to establish a new market in the Village of Yau-má-ti ........

The market probably opened in 1880, it is mentioned in the 1882 Gazette. It was extended in 1884.

Believe this photo shows the market (or possibly what is left from better times).

1957 Junction of Market Street and Shanghai Street
1957 Junction of Market Street and Shanghai Street, by eternal1966e

On the area of the market, Government Offices (probably in the early 1960s) and the Yau Ma Tei multi-storey car park [1970-2021] were built.

Wikipedia reports: The [old] market was relocated to the Yau Ma Tei Market (油麻地街市), built in 1957 along Kansu Street.