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Des Voeux Road/Pedder Street 1972

Think the building on the right is Alexandra House (2nd gen.), then GPO and P&O Building (5th gen.)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1972

Buildings near Star Ferry terminal - HK in '75

General Post Office and the GPO Mail distribution bridge and tower (darker structure centre right).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1975

Central 1973

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1973

Film still from the film Hong Kong Central District 1973.

Shows the General Post Office and houses west of it. The GPO Mail distribution bridge and tower is visible near the bottom. It looks longer than the original that terminated at the water front (which had been reclaimed in 1973 already).

Hong Kong Central and Sheung Wan = 香港中、中環[圖中可見恒生根行大廈、消防局和港外線碼頭] 1960s

Photo from the early 1960s showing the renewal process of houses on Connaught Road. From left to right are (to my best knowledge)

General Post Office

P & O Building (5th gen) under construction

Grand Building with Catholic Centre

Fung House (1st gen)

Chines Club Building (under construction)

The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Building

34, 35, 36, 37 Connaught Road Central (under demolition)

Nexxus Building

Central Fire Station

Nexxus Building was completed in 1962, so the date should be 1963-65.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1965

Mohamed AHSAN [1907-1979]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Ahsan
Given: 
Mohamed
Birth
Date: 
1907-03-31
Birthplace (town, state): 
Waisa, Attock (Pakistan)
Death
Date: 
1979-05-01

My grandfather, Mohamed Ahsan, came to Hong Kong in approx 1921, aged 14. He studied at Ellis Kadoorie School for 2 years, and then went onto Queen’s College. Once he graduated he obtained a job as a Clerk at the General Post Office. His brother Mohamed Yousif joined him at the GPO shortly after.

What did the old Hong Kong GPO interior look like?

Hello everyone!

My name is Brandon, and I love old Hong Kong buildings. One of my favourites is the old GPO which was demolished in the 70s. Does anyone recall what the interior looked like? I could not find any photographs. A visual guide would be very helpful, explaining would also be fine.

Thanks!

-Brandon

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