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No_06_Hong_Kong_Hotel_by_Lai_Afong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1893

Photo from the Afong Studio (Lai Fong died already in 1890), from Wikimedia Commons

This is the new North Wing of the Hongkong Hotel, probably taken 1893-1894.

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

Silvermine Bay Jetty [1951-1963]

Date Place completed: 
c.1951-04-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1963-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

The name can be found on the 1957 map on hkmaps.hk.

Public Works Report for 1951 refers:

In the spring a 400-foot Government pier was constructed at Silver Mine Bay on Lantao Island, this improvement being primarily responsible for the noticeable increase in holiday traffic on this run. It is expected that the comparative ease of travel between Hong Kong and the eastern end of Lantao Island will induce more people to settle in this beautiful part of the Colony. 

Kwong Wing Wharf [c.1924-c.1958]

Date Place completed: 
c.1924-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1958-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Was situated on Connaught Road opposite to the Sincere Department Store. This pier appears first on an aerial photo from 1924 (hkmaps.hk). Probably a pier for Canton or Macau steamers. Was demolished during the 1950s reclamation, date set to 1958. 

1954 Central waterfront

On Flickr the date is given as 1961, but it's earlier.

The buildings on the left are at 15-23, Connaught Road. They are nine ones, eight are visible. Three houses in the centre were demolished around 1955 and replaced by Fung House in 1956/7. 

When you look at the houses in the centre, you look through the upper floor as if the roof has been removed already.
So the date is before that, likely 1954 as the building of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce is already there (opened in 1954).

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

Spring Garden Lane Pier [c.1870-c.1910]

Date Place completed: 
c.1870-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1910-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Pier located east of Spring Garden Lane at the praya (today Johnston Road), about where todays Southorn Stadium is located.

A photo from around 1870 shows the T-shaped pier. Two more piers are visible, they look quite fragile.

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P & O Pier (first generation) [c.1875-c.1895]

Date Place completed: 
c.1875-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1895-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The Hongkong Government Gazette from 1874-01-24 reports that the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company asked for permission to erect a pier opposite Marine Lots Nos 71, 71a, 72, 72a. 

The 1889 map on hkmaps.hk shows ML 71 between Queen's Road, (todays) Ko Shing Street - praya in 1874, Sutherland Street and (todays) Li Sing Street. On this map, a large pier is shown. 

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Wing Lok Wharf after Typhoon Rose 1971

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1971

Wing Lok Wharf is left severely damaged by Typhoon Rose.

From the SCMP publication "In the eye of the storm - Typhoons in Hong Kong"

Central waterfront late 1880s

Shows Pedder's Wharf after 1886.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1887

1957 Central Pier view

It looks as the GPO Mail distribution bridge and tower is under contruction.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

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