Cox's Path Government Quarters (Lower) [1914-1950]
Cox's Path Government Quarters were completed in 1914. The buildings consisted of 8 two-storied houses with detached servants quarters. Each house had a small plot of ground in front and a small yard in the rear.
The quarters were for subordinate officers of the Government and directly faced Cox's Road and the Kowloon Cricket Club. Staff of the KCR were temporaily housed there.
The quarters were built mainly of Canton red brick.
It's worth noting that a 1924 map of the area shows what we call Cox's Road today was named Cox's Path in 1924. Today's Cox's Path didn't exist on that map.
I've guessed the demolition date as 1950, based on the fact that Morse House opened on this site in 1954. However the buildings may have lasted a couple of years longer - or indeed may have suffered wartime damage and been demolished earlier.
There was another block in a different style built behind, and slightly above these a few years later. If you look at the far left of this photo (click to zoom in), you can see both the upper and lower blocks: