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Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry terminal, Kowloon, Hong Kong, ca. 1930

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked at Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC), with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tientsin (Tianjin), Rotterdam and London. At the start of the company, in 1903, Willem Kien (1877-1970) started to work for HCHC in Shanghai, later becoming director. In 1921 he left China and became director at the Rotterdam head office, at Diergaardelaan 36.

Willem Kien obtained this photo during a visit to Hong Kong in the 1930s.

Courtesy Kien family archives

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

Star Hotel and Rose Hotel(星光酒店及玫瑰酒店)

Date estimated to late 1960s.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1969

Hyatt Regency(凱悅酒店)

Alpha House under construction, so the date should be 1963.

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

1948 Kowloon Peninsula

Shows Navy Fuel Depot, rebuilt after WW2.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

Chatham Road Houses 1927/28 annotated

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

Cropped from Kowloon air view TST 1927-28

This annotated part of the aerial view shows buildings on Chatham Road between Signal Hill and Cameron Road.

St. Joseph's College Branch School 聖若瑟書院分校 [1917-1930]

Date Place completed: 
c.1917-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1930-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

The predecessor of La Salle College, the mother school of Bruce Lee.

Built in 1917, now Windsor Mansion 29-31 Chatham Road South (source)

It's the building north of Lyeemoon Villas (see 1920 map). It was demolished together with the villas in 1929/30 to make way for Lyemun Flats.

Kowloon air view TST 1927-28

On Flickr the date given is 1934. 

I'm quite sure that the date is 1927 or early 1928. Peninsula Hotel was finished in 1927, and the tower on Signal Hill received a coupola in the second quarter of 1928 - it's not on the photo.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

1945 Above TST

Peninsula Hotel and Holt's Wharf in camouflage. Note also the war damage to the houses on Middle Road.

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

RAF Facilities Cameron Road (Cameron Road "Camp") [c.1920-c.1929]

Date Place completed: 
c.1920-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1929-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

In the 1920s, the RAF had temporary facilities in Cameron Road on K.I.L.'s 417,418. and 524. 

Hong Kong Daily Press from 1928-04-23 reports:

The entire engine repair section of the Royal Air Force and six men from the Kai Tack Aerodrome left by the s.s. Bellerophon for home. There are about 72 men in all and they are sailing under the command of Flight Officer Jones, the only officer among the party.

Signal Hill 2017

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Took this photo from my room at the Panorama Hotel (8A,Hart Ave.).

Early Sunday morning. I think domestic helpers, probably from the Philippines, are holding a Christian mass on Signal Hill.

At the upper part of the photo, the former saluting battery can be seen with concrete supports for the guns.

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