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Causeway Bay North Point

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1956

Gloucester Building

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

On New Years Day 1926, a large portion of the old Hong Kong Hotel (the part on Des Voeux Road Central & Pedder Street corner) was completely gutted by fire. Hongkong Land purchased the site in 1928 for $1,375,000 and developed Gloucester Building which was completed in 1932, a few years later the Hotel section was fomally named Gloucester Hotel. Gloucester Building was the first mixed-use building in Central, on the lower two levels were shops with internal arcades. Offices occupied the middle two floors and a small hotel, the top five floors.

1930s Arsenal Street - Retention of Single Blue Building

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936

I think this is Arsenal Street and looking at the westernmost Blue Building that is yet to be demolished. The tram tracks have not been realigned.

1936 Hennessy Road

In the photo, the new Sailors' and Soldiers' Home is out of sight but is next to the building on the right. The tram tracks have yet to be realigned and make a slight curvature to the right. If the year of the photo is correct, the westernmost Blue Building as seen here is yet to be demolished.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1936
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1940s Johnston Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940
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1930s Hennessy Road.

Looking towards Causeway Bay from a tram.  Stewart Road on the left is out of sight.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935
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Jardine Building c.1955

At the junction of Pedder Street (left) and Des Voeux Road (right). It was purched by HKL in 1955 and redeveloped into Jardine House.

Royal Buildings

Completed in 1904, Royal Buildings stood on a narrow site that extended along Ice House Street. After a major fire in 1929 occupied as the King Edward Hotel it was rebuilt as an office block in 1931 and renamed Chung Tin Building.

 

Demolishing Alexandra Building

Alexandra Building Demolition 1950's and the replacement Alexandra House 13 story completed in 1956 and later demolished in 1975 to make way for a new 34 storey tower.

Hong Kong postcard from 1955

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

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