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Hart Avenue [c.1911- ]

 

Named after: Sir Robert Hart, 1st Baronet (1835 –1911), British Diplomat in the Qing Government (source)

Details:

Hart Avenue is a Y-shaped short street in Tsim Sha Tsui. Today is starts at Prat Avenue (close to Carnarvon Road) and bifurcates after about 60 m. One branch (the older one) runs south to Mody Road, the other east to Chatham Road South.

Timeline

  • 1911: Street built (estimate)

1900s Elgin Road

On Flickr attributed to the 1920s, but Elgin Road became Haiphong Road already in 1909. Possibly taken from Robinson/Nathan Road. 

There is a gas lamp in front of the houses. Public Works Report for 1892 states the erection of gas lamps on this road.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900

1961 Nathan rd 72 Cheong Hing Store

Cheong Hing Store right hand in the back.

Just wondering what the man (a tourist with a camera?) is doing with the kids? Or vice versa. Begging for sweets?

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1961

Cheong Hing Store Advert 1938

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1938

Kowloon-Jimmy's Kitchen

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2011

Hankow Road Houses 1930

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

Cropped from 1930s Tsim Sha Tsui KCR station, YMCA and Peninsula Hotel

The red rectangle shows the European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's).

Quite a drastic change with many new houses compared to the 1927 photo, constant only Star Theatre.

Hankow Road Houses 1927

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1927

Cropped from c.1927 Aerial view of TST

This aerial view shows houses on Hankow Road behind the Peninsula Hotel. The red rectangle shows the site where the European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's) will be built in a few years.

Jimmy's Kitchen 1935

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

Cropped from 1930s Star Theatre

Jimmy's Kitchen at (approx. 28) Hankow Road. Wasn't mentioned on their website. 

1930 Hankow Road looking north

Hankow Road with Peking Road crossing in the centre. Four blocks are are visible:

clockwise from left:

Ho Tung Mansions

Star Theatre

European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's)

1930s Block of European Flats

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

European Houses on Hankow Road (1920/30's) [c.1929-c.1962]

Date Place completed: 
c.1929-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1962-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

From 1920 to 1930, many European houses were built in Tsim Sha Tsui. The houses on Hankow Road shown here probably are already second generation. The lots where they were built on are shown below:

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