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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

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.1900-c.1965]

Date Place completed: 
c.1900-01-01 (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 a 1900 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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Mail distribution tower

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1963

Cropped from The reclamation project in Central 1963

A bridge from the General Post Office to a tower at the waterfront. Probably used for mail transport to and from the post office using a (the) Mail Boat. I've created a place for it.

1945 Central, Sheung Wan to Sai Ying Pun Piers (annotated)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

tram ride 1967

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1967

Film still from this film.

Unfortunately ends a few seconds too early to show Nanyang Hotel completely. Wing Lok Pier on the right.

Wing_Lok_Street_Wharf_1925

The name of the pier can be read, the name of the company is a bit difficult. However, I think it reads: Hong Kong, Canton and Macao Steamboat Company.

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

1920s Western point waterfront

Shows Harbour office (4th generation), Wing On Department Store and Hong Kong Macau Ferry Wharf (second generation) .

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

Jardine's Wharf [1885-1981]

Date Place completed: 
c.1885-12-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1981-05-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

The China Mail 1885-10-03 

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