Peak or Victoria Gap Chair Coolie Quarters (second) [1903-????]

Submitted by gw on Tue, 05/23/2023 - 22:06
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
(Day is approximate.)

The Government constructed this building as accommodation for sedan chair carriers based at Victoria Gap. Construction started in 1902 (1) and was completed by April 1903. Two storeys, 96 bunks. Initially there was an adjacent, one storey, cook house, but this soon acquired a second storey with direct access to the upper storey of the quarters (2).

In 1904, the Chair Coolie Quarters on the neighbouring RBL 83 was resumed by the Government, done up, then used as an extension to this building (3).

The building was eventually demolished and the site is now the Old Peak Road Rest Garden.

1. Para.23, 1902 Public Works Report at GG 477/1903, dated 24 Jul 1903.

2. Para.25, 1903 Public Works Report at GG 228/1904, dated 31 Mar 1904.

3. Para.2, 1904 Public Works Report at GG 254/1905, dated 28 Apr 1905.

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