Godown / shops near Star Ferry [1923-1963]
[Update March 2019: I'd previously named this Place "Star House (1st generation)", but I can't find any evidence it was called Star House when it was in use.]
Some old china hands are mentioned here, who were interned at Stanley during the Japanese occupation. One of whom is identified as a Sammy Shields who now ran a dental practice from Star House in TST - but the Star House of 1953 was a "two storey building facing the Kowloon Star Ferry pier across the bus terminal"
A recent Booth post mentions the dentist Sammy Shields. His dental surgery moved into the Ocean Terminal when that opened and he introduced me to modern dentistry practices after suffering for years under the hands of a cruel UK NHS dentist who used slow belt driven drills. Shields had very modern high-speed equipment and two young beautiful female assistants to hand him the tools who always addressed him as "Master."
He was very much one of the old school and like modern HK dentists he certainly knew how to charge for his services. But it was worth it for the lack of trauma.
Here's a photo we've been sent previously, showing the Star House that Booth saw in the 1950: