Hirst Mansions, 30 Lugard Road [1953- ] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Hirst Mansions, 30 Lugard Road [1953- ]

Current condition: 
In use
Date Place completed: 
1953-01-01

30, Lugard Road, The Peak

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1950
1950

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I've added 1953 as completion date, as given in 'Names of Buildings'.

From the following comment provided by Alison, her family must have moved in when it was brand new:

The apartments we moved into in 1953 on Lugard Road, The Peak and lived there until 1956.

I think it was called [Hirst Mansions] but no one ever used the name. The apartments were all rented by the staff of the British General Electric Company - of which my father was one and he eventually became HK and SE Asian Manager and that is when we moved to Mt. Kellett Road.

80sKid added:

"No. 30, the apartment house known as Hirst Mansions, was built by the General Electric Company of the U.K., post-war, to provide accommodation for its senior staff, the last of whom, Mr. Alastair Murray, left Hong Kong during the 1980s."

http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkjo/view/44/4400867.pdf

Presumably named after Hugo Hirst, (later Lord Hirst) the 'Father of GEC'

http://www.britishtelephones.com/histgec.htm