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East Point (HongKong)

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

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

Jardines Offices and Godowns at East Point c1900

22. Damage to the Sugar Refinery

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1874

Jardine Matheson Single Storey Godown with Residence on Top [c.1860-1952]

Date Place completed: 
c.1860-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1952-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

A single storey godown built c1860 with a residence on top in front of the original company offices. The building was demolished c1952 with the redevelopment of the area and extension of Lockhart road

Panorama of Hong Kong, taken from Happy Valley Beato and J Hentry Hering

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860

Completing the Felice Beato Panoramas is this one taken from above Happy Valley, probably from the Police Station that existed there. The photo is also credited to J Hentry Hering

 

Key

 

A: unknown building, I think located around Caine and Aberdeen

B: St John’s Cathedral

C: Augustine Head (Beaconsfield)

Between C& D is headquarters house

D: Murray Barracks

E: George Duddell Building, Offices of Thomas Hunt and Co? later Jardines

F: North Barracks

Panorama of Hong Kong from Government House, showing the Fleet for North China Expedition

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860
Places shown in this photo: 

So much in this picture

The date is Thursday 1st March 1860 (can anyone tell the time from the shadow position of chimneys on Building F?) , all the ships and soldiers in the harbour are off to burn Beijing down to the ground because of interference in the European Opium  trade.... How many ships are there?

The Building key, corrections welcome.  

References mainly taken from the Map of A.F. Alves 1862

 

A Roman Catholic Cathedral – being reconstructed after a fire

 

B Wellington Street

 

Karte HK 1862 East Point.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1862

I cropped this from my Basel Mission Map 1862 - http://gwulo.com/atom/17489

East Point ("Ost Spitze" in German on the map) shows four houses and adds: "Opium Handel" (german for: Opium Business) to the buildings.

 

 

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