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1900s Mohammedan Mosque TST

The colored version of this one:

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

Road works at Taikoo Sugar Refinery

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1924

From the G. Warren Swire Collection at the Historical Photographs of China website: https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/sw05-137.

The new road (cutting) is being built. The 16 foot culvert for the nullah is already in place.

More information here.

Deep Cutting on King’s Road in Quarry Bay Village [1927- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1927-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

To improve the road connection between Causeway Bay and Shaukiwan, the Hong Kong Government decided to widen the existing road. The Public Works Report (PWR) for 1921 refers:

As early as 1912 the necessity for this work became apparent, and negotiations were begun with Messrs. Butterfield & Swire for the surrender of certain areas and houses to enable the project to be carried on; but it was only in September, 1920, that an agreement with them was reached.

Cutting on King’s road

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

Cropped from TaiKoo Dockyards & Sugar Refinery c1910

The yellow line shows the approximate route of the cutting on (today's) King's Road near the Taikoo Sugar Refinery.

More information here.

Kowloon-Roads renamed

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

"Clearwater Bay Road, Kun Tong Road and Sai Kung Road ..."

Steam roller

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

Cropped from this photo.

A steam roller used for compaction and levelling roads. Likely the one referred to in The Public Works Report for 1898:

...... the ordering of a ten-ton steam road roller from England. 

1900s TST Cameron Road

Originally attributed to Humphreys Avenue, but it is Cameron Road (see comment below).

A steam roller is approaching from the right hand side.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900
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kowloon city 1910 (九龍城1910)

This probably shows the New Kowloon City Road that was cut through the outskirts of Sacred Hill.

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

New Kowloon City Road (Ma Tau Wai Road and Pak Tai Street) [1899- ]

From 1899 Public Works Report

39.....the New Kowloon City Road. This road has immensely improved the communication between the East and West sides of British Kowloon Peninsula, has opened up and given access to the large village of Matau-Wei, and has proved a great boon to the numerous cyclists of the Colony.

42. At the eastern side of British Kowloon Peninsula another extremely useful road has been constructed from Hok-un to Kowloon City.

Hart Avenue [c.1911- ]

 

Named after: Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet (1835 –1911), British Diplomat in the Qing Government (source)

Details:

Hart Avenue is a Y-shaped short street in Tsim Sha Tsui. Today is starts at Prat Avenue (close to Carnarvon Road) and bifurcates after about 60 m. One branch (the older one) runs south to Mody Road, the other east to Chatham Road South.

Timeline

  • 1911: Street built (estimate)

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