Palm Villa - RBL 144 [1920-1982] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Palm Villa - RBL 144 [1920-1982]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1920-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1982-01-01

Palm Villa was originally owned by MK LO, leased in 1919.  He and his brother MW, started the law firm Lo & Lo

During the Japanese invasion of 1941 the Palm Villa was used as a defensive position.

MK Lo died in 1959.

MK's brother MW Lo, appears to have given his cousin Bruce Lee permission to use the tennis courts to film "Enter the Dragon". 

The tennis courts of Palm Villa were redeveloped into Pacific View.

Mme. Sze
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Ho Kom Tong
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Robert Ho Tung
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Lo Cheung Shiu
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Grace Ho
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Victoria Ho
 
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MK Lo

MW Lo

Bruce Lee    

Photos that show this place

Comments

Palm Villa was one of the major locations where Hong Kong defenders met up during the December defence of the colony in 1941.

"Palm Villa was one of the major locations where Hong Kong defenders met up during the December defence of the colony in 1941".

Wonder where this came from?

I'm just wondering what the ownership of the estate was after MK died. I'm assuming it became the property of his various kin (6 children with his wife, Victoria)?

According to Eric Peter Ho's book. The Lo's also bought Stanley Lodge in 1936.

 

There is a 1955 Deed of Settlement in the PRO.  Will have to go there and take a look.

philk, I too am curious about the ownership of Palm Villa and the Lo family business interests in general.  I rarely read much about them these days.  Are they still major private property owners in HK?

Part of Palm Villa - RBL 144
Part of Palm Villa - RBL 144
Part of Palm Villa - RBL 144

Are those recent?

Yes, the structure is still there, thanks!