Blue Buildings - Praya East [????-c.1934]
This lot still exists as ML 65, though now subdivided.
Purchased by the Dominican Mission and resumed by Gov for the Praya East reclaimation.
Royal Naval Canteen
The Blue buildings were four three-storeyed units built of brick and stone with tile roofs. Behind each unit was a godown.
A sense of history: studies in the social and urban history of Hong Kong
By Carl T. Smith
Mosby, J.S. (the Gray Ghost) U.S. Consulate, Blue Buildings - 2, Praya East
The consulate was on the water'sedge, and after dinner he would sit on the veranda and watch small launches coming and going to ships anchored in the harbour, flying the flags of every trading nation. He felt shut up on the small island, and, when he was lonely and homesick, his gentle side suffered. "I am anxious to see my children who are all that makes life dear to me".
1899 - Royal Navy Canteen