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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

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): 
1963

Ping On 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)

Pier located at Connaught Road opposite the block between Morrison and Cleverly Streets. It was built later compared to its neighbors, it appears first on the 1924 aerial photograph on hkmaps.hk. This pier is at the place where the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Wharf (third generation) [c.1959-c.1985] was built on reclaimed land, so it was demolished approximately in 1958.

1920s Connaught Road Central

Piers, piers, piers (from left to right):

Douglas Steamship Wharf

P & O Pier

Blake Pier

Star Ferry Pier

Queen's Pier

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1925

P & O Pier [c.1909-c.1965]

Date Place completed: 
c.1909-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1965-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Short pier on Connaught Road opposite the General Post Office. It first appears on the 1909 map on Gwulo. Although the P&O offices at Connaught Road opened not before 1924, the previous generation stood close-by on Queen's Road. Likely a pier existed on the old praya, but this vanished during the 1890/1900 reclamation.

The pier existed (possibly unused) until about 1965 when the next phase of reclamation started.

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