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#41 Cumberland Road [????-2019]

Date Place demolished: 
2019-09-28

Kowloon Tong Garden City - Panorama Photo of Planned Site.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1921

This photograph, taken about  in about 1921, shows the farming land which was  to be developed by the Kowloon Tong  Company , providing some 250 houses for familes at "affordable rentals and amid proper surroundings". In 1924 it was reported that the project had been delayed  by worker unrest but was still proceeding slowly with the first  twenty units perhaps ready by mid-year. Cutting across the picture from left to right is the Kowloon Canton Ralway embankment, seen curving as it approaches the Beacon Hill tunnel. 

Durham-Wiltshire-Roads.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1965

Photo montage comparing width of Durham (?)  and Wiltshire Roads

1 Lincoln Road, Kowloon Tong (1964)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1964

Building on left: 1 Lincoln Road, right: back side of 107 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong.  Background: Lion Rock.  Photo (January 1964)

Frederic A. SILVA (aka Jim) [1928- ]

Status: 
Living
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Silva
Given: 
Frederic A.
Alias / nickname: 
Jim
Birth
Date: 
c.1928-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Hong Kong
Other
Other reference: 
15 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong

Resided at 15 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong, from 1961-1971.

Edited extracts from Mr Silva's letters dated 7.12.2017 and 22.1.2018:

Birthplace (country): 

15 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong [c.1930-c.1983]

Date Place completed: 
c.1930-01-01 (Year is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1983-01-01 (Year is approximate)

The Jurors List records a "J.B. Winter" as residing at 15 Kent Road in 1934.  

A later resident, Mr Frederic A. Silva, has kindly shared his memories of living at 15 Kent Road during the 1960s:

4 Cumberland Rd, Kowloon Tong (2018)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

4 Cumberland Road is the property on the left of the photo.

4 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong (2018)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

4 Kent Road following recent demolition of original house (thanks to Phil for the photo).

Note that the rear of the house at 2 Devon Road is visible in the background.

9 Devon Rd, Kowloon Tong (2018)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

Mormon Church at 2 Cornwall Street

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

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