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St. John's Cathedral

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860

1 Battery Path

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

According to 香港歷史散步 "A walking history of Hong Kong," in 1842, the Governor built a two-storey mansion, as the official residence and offices. In the 1870s, the building was expanded into a three-storey building. . . .

We can see what the two photos have in common, but before the expansion what was the building like?  Was it really a two-storey mansion ?

From uWants - via my guesses of the Google Translation

St. John's Cathedral

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1869

Dated by opening of City Hall (still in scaffolding)

Pedder Street Clock Tower

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1863

Pedder Street Clock Tower being Built

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1863

Comments from uWants: (from the Chinese using Google translate and me)

In the period 1860-1864, a well-known American photographer - Milton M Miller - was active in Hong Kong.

hfsiu collected a small number of photographs attributed to Miller

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The clock tower was completed in 1863, which is how this photo was dated.

Praya Buildings - help identify ?

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