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Kowloon Tong Garden Estate - overview of remaining buildings

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016

This is an approximate guide to the buildings and remnants of old walls that remain from the original Kowloon Tong Garden Estate, which was constructed over the period 1922-1932. The map to which my notes have been added is taken from Hal Empson's "Mapping Hong Kong: A Historical Atlas" (1992), page 182, and is dated 1934. My notes were made from personal observations in the Kowloon Tong area in mid 2016, as well as the Jurors' Lists of 1925-1935.

Kowloon Tong Garden Estate [c.1922- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1922-01-01 (Year is approximate)

Further information on the Garden Estate is below. The link also provides some photos and layouts of houses on the development, together with a map of the estate from 1947, which shows the approximate position of buildings on each plot.

Extract from Cecilia Chu (2013) (link available here: http://www.docomomo.hk/project/kowloon-tong-garden-city-estate/) :

"Adams, Little and Woods Architects; E.D. Shanks
Kowloon Tong, 1922-1932"

20 Somerset Road Kowloon Tong 2016

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016
Places shown in this photo: 

If you look through the trees, you can just make out a curved balcony, which is very likely a more recent version of the original. The building also appears to have a modern flat roof, rather than the original pitched roof. Whether anything is left of the original house on the interior is not known.

20 Somerset Road, Kowloon Tong [c.1930- ]

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

4 Kent Road Kowloon Tong 2016

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016
Places shown in this photo: 

Note the pitched roof, which appears to be very similar to the original (if not original).  It is difficult to get a better view of this building due to the high wall, so any other original features, if they still exist, are not visible from the road.

4 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong [c.1931-2017]

Date Place completed: 
c.1931-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.2017-12-20 (Day is approximate)

7 Lincoln Road Kowloon Tong 2016 front view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016
Places shown in this photo: 

This seems to be a very unsympathetic renovation job, on what was (I think) a lovely old house.

14 York Road Kowloon Tong 2016 side view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016
Places shown in this photo: 

View from To Fuk Road, looking east. The roof, although covered in some kind of brown waterproofing material, seems to be original, given the still visible features of chimneys etc.

14 York Road, Kowloon Tong [c.1932- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1932-12-12 (Year is approximate)

11 York Road Kowloon Tong 2016 front view

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016
Places shown in this photo: 

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