24 Broadwood Road [????-????]

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 01/31/2023 - 18:17
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists

This is the last site along Broadwood Road, so I'm guessing it is where 24 Broadwood Road stood, using the initial numbering of the road.

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David, I don't think there was a 24 Broadwood Road - well, certainly during my parents' time there.

We were at 22 Broadwood Road and there was a 23 Broadwood Road and past our houses were the garages for both houses and then it was a hop, skip and a jump to Tai Hang Road. The only other "building" between our house and Tai Hang Road was a supermarket "shack" just before Tai Hang Road.  Perhaps that was given the address of 24 Broadwood Road??


Hi Nona,

We've had a couple of mentions of the address. The first was on the page for the BCMS Foundling Home (https://gwulo.com/comment/66648#comment-66648). There's another in the 1940 Juror's List:

c   Decker, Harvey Leroy Assistant, Texas Co. (China), Ld. 24 Broadwood Road.

Here's a 1922 map of the area:

1922 top of broadwood road
1922 top of broadwood road, by Admin

Building A is 22 & 23 Broadwood Road, and building B is the building I think was originally number 24 Broadwood Road, though I haven't seen any map showing the building labelled with a street number to confirm it.

It was next to the junction marked D, where Broadwood Road meets Tai Hang Road.

A 1965 map (1:600 214-NW-9) shows site B had been redeveloped into two buildings, Blocks A & B of Jardine's Lookout Garden Mansion, and at that time they had the addresses 148 & 150 Tai Hang Road.

So my current guess is that the building B above was originally number 24 Broadwood Road, that it was re-developed after the war (maybe the old building was damaged during the fighting?), and that during one of the street re-numberings it was given a Tai Hang Road address. Not 100% sure though.

Regards, David