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1899 Public Works Report
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WORK UNDER THE BUILDING ORDINANCE
12. The principal building completed in the City was the very handsome block of Offices, now known as Queen's Buildings, on the Reclamation near Pedder's Wharf consisting of four floors and containing sixteen suites of Offices.
The handsome Offices of the United Telegraph Companies next the Hongkong Club were completed and occupied during the year, also a large block of buildings adjoining it on the East, next to Messrs. Butterfield & Swire's Offices.
13. Building of godowns and of Chinese houses on the new reclamation has proceeded rapidly.
14. A large number of handsome European houses were completed, or nearly so, in the new district lying between Kennedy Road and Bowen Road, where land was eagerly sought for this purpose. In spite of this the supply is not equal to the demand, and rents continue to rise.
One fine European residence was completed and occupied in Barker Road, and four more are in process of erection.