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Western Pier at (late) 1920s

Shows very clearly buildings on Connaught Road Central. Photo from the late 1920s, Central Fire Station built already.

Buildings from left to right:

General Post Office

P&O Building (4th generation)

Nine Arches Building

Ornate Building

26-33 Connaught Road Central 

34, 35, 36, 37 Connaught Road Central 

37A-46  Connaught Road Central 

Central Fire Station

At the end of the ricksha queue is the Duke of Connaught Statue (2nd location) and (on the right) Blake Pier.

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

resting rickshaw drivers

Connaught Road Central at the junction with Pedder Street, General Post Office in the back.

Estimated to the 1950s on Flickr, but I think it's earlier, possibly 1930s.. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930
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Queen's Road near Garden Road

1956 Wyndham Street

A traffic black spot before the installation of traffic lights at the junction. Mention is made here of the green telephone booth.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956
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Old Praya before the reclamation

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1884

Postcard entitled "Praya before Reclamation" that was sent from Shanghai on 1906-05-11(!). Written by a German person (Hans), mostly illigble handwriting. Was onboad S.S. Thorn or Thoris (?).

Think City Hall is on the left, to the right only small barracks are visible. Probably Wardley House should have been there, and the second generations HSBC Headquarters Building isn't there yet. That would limit the date between 1883 and 1885.

1920s Naval Yard Building Main Entrance - Rickshaw Rank

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1925

1930s Naval Yard Buildings - Rickshaw Rank

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1931

Rickshaw cushion

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Detail cropped from photo: https://gwulo.com/atom/39913

Rickshaw pullers waiting for customers

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Gwulo photo ID: A637B

For more information about this scene, see: https://gwulo.com/node/54277

1953 Connaught Road Central

The vacant site on the left is for the construction of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Building which remains standing from 1954.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
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