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Jardine House (3rd generation) [1957-1980]

Date Place completed: 
1957-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1980-01-01

Details from Emporis:

  • Storeys: 16
  • Architech: Palmer & Turner

Emporis also says it was completed in 1948, but I'll go with 1957. That's the year given in a Jardines anniversary publication, with the text "Old Jardine House in Pedder Street is replaced by new Jardine House."

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Pedder Building [1924- ]

Date Place completed: 
1924-01-01

Pedder Building (畢打行) was built in 1923 by the architectural firm of Palmer and Turner. In the pre-Second World War period, most tenants were foreign commercial firms with their headquarters or branches set up in Central. Most tenants evacuated before the Japanese Occupation (1941-1945), and consequently the Japanese and Chinese firms moved in. The building remained intact during the Occupation, and it has always functioned as a commercial building for shops and offices.

Clavadel - RBL 6 (portion) [1893-????]

Date Place completed: 
1893-01-01

Public Records Office

Clavadel was erected in 1893 by Clement Palmer, of the firm of Palmer and Turner, as a dwelling for himself.  In that year the property was valued at $720 and attracted a quarterly rate of $19.35.

by 1941 "Clavadel" was valued at $2,580 and rated at 4109.65 a quarter.  It was then owned by a Mr. H.R. Forsyth about whom no details are known.

The Falls (2nd generation) / Ho Tung Gardens [1927-2013]

Date Place completed: 
1927-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
2013-10-25
Previous place(s) at this location: 

HSBC Headquarters Building (2nd generation) [1886-1933]

Date Place completed: 
1886-08-14
Date Place demolished: 
1933-10-10

The opening date comes from an article in the Hong Kong Daily Press, 1886-08-14, pg02, which reported the opening of the Bank's new building on that day. (Though to be 100% correct, the article notes that "although the Bank is being removed into it, the building is far from completed, and it will not be finished, at all events, within six months."

Other notes from the article:

Mountain Lodge (2nd generation) [1902-1946]

Date Place completed: 
c.1902-07-31 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
1946-01-01
Previous place(s) at this location: 

Marina House [1935-1980]

Date Place completed: 
1935-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1980-01-01

15-19, Queen's Road Central.

Some notes I've found about this building:

1935. The 3rd Dec edition of the HK Telegraph reports that Marina House is complete:

"With every modern convenience and imposing in design, the new building next to the Hongkong Hotel in Queen's Road Central, to be called "Marina House", is now completed and will be ready for tenants to move in on January 1, 1936.

2 Connaught Road / New Oriental Building [1898-c.1955]

Date Place completed: 
c.1898-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1955-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The building was completed in 1898, and was originally just known by its address: 2 Connaught Road

In 1939 it was sold to a new Japanese owner, and renamed: New Oriental Building

Hong Kong Club Building (2nd Generation) [1897-1981]

Date Place completed: 
1897-01-01
Date Place demolished: 
1981-01-01

The club moved here from their previous building on Queen's Road.

Notes from Wikipedia:

  • The club building was designed by Palmer & Turner, and was completed in July 1897.
  • The Victorian building was demolished in June 1981.

Hilton Hotel [1963-1995]

Date Place completed: 
1963-04-15
Date Place demolished: 
1995-01-01
Previous place(s) at this location: 

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