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European House at the New Kowloon City Road [c.1910-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1910-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

This rather large two-storey stone house appears on photos posted by chinarail and myself at the New Kowloon City Road, north-east of the cut through the slope of Sacred Hill. It seems to be at or just beyond the old boundary between Kowloon and the New Territories. I think it can be located on the 1920 map on hkmaps.hk. It should have been just north-east of the Kowloon City Roundabout. Built 1900-1910, surely demolished.

Update 2020-04-26: It can also be seen on the 1920 Gwulo map!

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Alpha House [1964- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1964-10-01 (Day is approximate)

Located  27-33 NATHAN ROAD at the junction with PEKING ROAD (EMPORIS gives as Virtual Address 79 Peking Road).

Occupation Date: 10/1964
Number of Unit 111
Number of Floor 14 floor(s)
Unit per floor 8 unit(s)

(Centadata)

 

Previous place(s) at this location: 

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

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

1930s Hong Kong photo wrapper, by Modern Photo Supplies Co.

This photo wrapper contained several photos made by Willem Kien, in Hong Kong in the 1930s. As director of Holland-China Trading Company, he had been working in Hong Kong in the late 1890s to 1910s and visited the China East coast from time to time in the 1930s.

Modern Photo Supplies Co. was located at Queen's Road Central, in or near Queen's Theatre Building in Hong Kong.
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Courtesy Kien family archives

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

Portrait Willem Kien, Dresden ca. 1895, photo studio Hahn's

Portrait of Willem Kien (1877, Arnhem - 1970, The Hague), who was educated in Dresden and lived there with his family. 

Ca. 1898 he went to China to work. In 1903 he became representative of Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai, when the company was founded. Charles would join the company in 1938, first as a trainee in the Rotterdam head office and then in Shanghai, in 1939.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1895

Chuk Lam Ming Tong, Ping Shan 屏山

A building I stumbled across somewhere off the Light Rail between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long. Finally, after years of Googling "紀念堂 屏山", I found this blog post (http://blog.terewong.com/archives/8985), which explains that it is Chuk Lam Ming Tong, an elderly care home (www.clmt.org.hk) in Ping Shan.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2001

Hong Kong, group of young men relaxing, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Do you perhaps recognise the patch of land, somewhere near The Peak (is my guess)?

And what about the structure: straw, held up by poles. Any thoughts on what this is?

Regardless of these questions, the young men in this photo are having a good time on a sunny day. Please enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, street view, ca. 1900

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify this street in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

Hong Kong, Braeside & British Military Hospital, ca. 1910

Dear reader,

Can you please help to identify these buildings on The Peak?

Kind regards,

Pieter

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1910

Flat-iron building-Wanchai-2012

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012

near Southorn Playground

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