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1 Wang Fung Terrace [c.1933-c.1953]

Date Place completed: 
c.1933-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1953-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

House built on IL 3289.

Public Works Department (source: HKGRO) announced on 13th November, 1931 the sale of IL 3289 located at "The new Road from Tai Hang to Stubbs Road" with contents of 158.000 sq. feet. The auction was scheduled for Monday, 30th November 1931, 3 p.m.

Probably the new house was finished in 1933. It stood less than two decades as is was probably damaged during WWII. On a photo from 1945, the site looks empty. It was replaced by Grandview Mansion in 1955.

Mid-1950s Tai Hang / Causeway Bay

Mystery Building at the bend of Tai Hang Road. Victoria Park under construction.

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016

From wikimedia commons

Trafalgar Court is the building in the center on the round platform.

Trafalgar Court [1984- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1984-06-01 (Day is approximate)

Building on IL4223 at 70 Tai Hang Road. Centadata gives 06/1984 as date of first occupation. Trafalgar Court has 60 units on 30 floors.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Parkview Mansion, 70 Tai Hang Road [1962-1983]

Date Place completed: 
c.1962-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1983-07-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Building on IL4223 at 70 Tai Hang Road. It was built after demolition of the predecessor in 1962 and demolished in about 1983 to make way for Trafalgar Court. It had 7 floors and was y-shaped (see the 1975 map onhttp://www.hkmaps.hk/mapviewer.html).

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Tai hang 1945

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Cropped from 1945 Racecourse 

Shows (from right to left) Tiger Balm Garden Pagoda, the platform above Tai Hang Road (empty at the place where Grandview Mansions will be built in 1955), and the platform below Tai Hang Road (=mystery building).

On top of the latter one, a house stands on the upper section of the round structure.

Grandview Mansion [1955- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1955-01-01 (Day is approximate)

Located above the Tai Hang Road hairpin bend, to be correct it's at 1 Wang Fung Terrace.

Centadata quotes first occupation as January 1955. It has 33 units on four floors.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Tiger Balm Pagoda from Tai Hang Road, 1974

Totally different today, see Street View

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1974

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