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1920s Wanchai Reclamation-Morrison Hill.jpg

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Ma Tau Kok Gas Works (1st location) [1935-c.1994]

Date Place completed: 
c.1935-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1994-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

They're shown here on a 1947 map (Plate 4-7, Mapping Hong Kong).

On a 1990 map (Plate 4-9, Mapping Hong Kong), this area is still marked "Gas Works", but so is the piece of land on the opposite side of To Kwa Wan Road (see http://gwulo.com/node/23669).

At some later date this site was redeveloped, and now it is the site of "The Grand Waterfront", a residential development.


1928 Wanchai Gasometer

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Places shown in this photo: 

Kennedy Town Gasometer [1935-????]

Date Place completed: 

The 1935 completion date is an estimate, based on the Legco minutes for 24th June, 1936 [1], saying the gasometer had already been built here to replace the West Point Gasometer. There had been a big explosion at the West Point Gasometer in 1934 [3].

Extract from the Legco minutes for 24th June, 1936:

HON. MR. T. N. CHAU asked:—

Gas Works, Shek Tong Tsui [1864-c.1960]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 
c.1960-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

A map from the 1930s (plate 3-5a, Mapping Hong Kong) shows this between Queen's Road West and Clarence Terrace, just west of the junction with Whitty Street.


1920s Kennedy Town Map

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

Site of former Hong Kong & China Gas, Jordan Road Gas Works [????-c.1956]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1956-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)



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