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Kowloon Godowns/Temporary Railway Station [c.1904-c.1920]

Date Place completed: 
c.1904-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1920-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Built on Kowloon Marine Lot 74. In about 1904, when the reclamation at Kowloon Point was finished, the Hong Kong & Kowloon Wharf & Godown Company built a twin-gabled godown on this lot.

1954 Sai Ying Pun waterfront

Shows the former West Point Godowns and in front of the godowns Jardine's Wharf.

And a ship with the Union Jack at the side.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954

Shek Tong Tsui Godowns (1966)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1966

Cropped from Western Wharves 1966.

Most of the godowns from the 1950s are still there, but the whole area will be developed in less than 10 years from then.

Shek Tong Tsui Godowns (1950s) and map (1905)

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

Photo cropped from Aerial of Sai Ying Pun 1950s, the map from 1905 in on Gwulo.

Along Connaught Road (after 1900s reclamation), godowns were built in Sai Ying Pun and Shek Tong Tsui (the border between the two districts is a bit east of the "o" in Connaught on the map). 

Godowns on Marine Lots 198, 204 and 205 [c.1903-c.1974]

Date Place completed: 
c.1903-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1974-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

After reclamation works in Sai Ying Pun and Shek Tong Tsui were finished in 1901/02, godowns were built along the newly created praya (Connaught Road). Many marine lots originally were situated between Queen's Road and DesVoeux Road. After the 1900 reclamation, they were extended to the area between DesVoeux Road and Connaught Road. The following relates to the northern part of the lots.

On Marine Lots 198, 204, and 205 godowns were built in (estimated) 1903. These can be seen on a photo taken by Warren Swire: 

Godowns on Marine Lots 198, 204 and 205 in 1906

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1906

From the G. Warren Swire Collection at the Historical Photographs of China website: https://www.hpcbristol.net/visual/sw02-100 

Date given as 1906/07.

Shows Yuen Yuen godown, China Navigation Co. godown and China Provident Co. godown(?). 

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong warehouse, North Point, 1950

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong warehouse, North Point, 1950

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Holland-China Trading Company: Hong Kong warehouse, North Point, 1950

Charles Gesner van der Voort had started his career in Rotterdam, at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC). In 1938, he went to Shanghai for the firm. The Japanese interned him, and most other Dutch nationals, from 1943-45. In camp, he met his wife Nancy and they married after the war. After a leave in The Netherlands, they returned to the Orient, where Charles continued to work for HCHC in Hong Kong.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Charles in Shanghai cover

Charles Gesner van der Voort worked in Shanghai for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), which had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin) also. I am preparing a book about Charles and his friends. While doing research for the book, many people contributed photos, several of which can be found on Flickr. Quite a few photos relate to Hong Kong, from the 1900s to 1930s. Please enjoy and I look forward to your comments and additional information you may have. 

Pieter Lommerse

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1939

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