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Spring Garden Lane [c.1859- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Wed, 12/29/2021 - 21:38

Note: There is already a place for Spring Garden Lane - Sampan Street [????- ]

Named after: Possibly meaning "water spring" which refers to a creek beside Hopewell Centre in Queen's Road East.


Spring Garden Lane is a short street in Wanchai between Johnston Road and Kennedy Road, it is only 370 m long. It runs southwards from Johnston Road, after about 70 m it turns to southwest. The road which runs straight ahead is Sam Pan (Sampan) Street.

Tang King Po Villa / Hong Kong Tang King Po College [1916- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Tue, 11/30/2021 - 22:41

The building at 25 & 27 Kennedy Road, Wan Chai (I.L.1931) was originally the villa of Tang King Po. The Public Works Report for 1916 refers: 

Works completed:   2    European Houses    I.L.’s 1931 and 1938, Kennedy Road.

Tang donated the building in 1965 which was rebuilt into a school. (source)

Hong Kong Tang King Po College is a secondary school for boys under the sponsorship of the Society of St. Francis De Sales, it opened in 1965.

Stone Nullah Lane [c.1850- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Sat, 03/27/2021 - 19:59

Named after: the water channel that ran through it.

A creek starting just below (todays) Kennedy Road ran down the hill and drained into Victoria Harbour where (todays) Wanchai Road runs. Possibly as early as the late 1840s, when Queen's Road was built, the creek was diverted and ran covered under the street. 


Geo. Fenwick and CO. [1880-c.1911]

Submitted by Klaus on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 22:19

Shipbuilding in Wanchai started in the mid-1840s already. On Marine Lot No. 31 the Emery & Frazer Co. started business and constructed a slipway. After many changes in ownership, in 1856 Ross & Perkins Co. expanded the shipyard into the adjoining Marine Lot No. 36. In 1868 it was known as the Victoria Foundry. In 1870, John Inglis took over the Victoria Foundry. (Source)

This area is probably shown on the photo below:

Fenwick Street [c.1928- ]

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 22:08

Named after

George Fenwick (died 1896), who owned a shipyard at Johnston Road near Ship Street. The shipyard had to close when the tram was built in 1904.


Fenwick Street is a street in Wan Chai with a length of about 450 metres.


Nam Koo Terrace 南固台 #55 Ship Street (IL 2140) [c.1918- ]

Submitted by tngan on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:11

HopeWell mentioned in the redevelopment plan of Ship Street that they would restore Nam Goo Terrace to be the club house of the new estate.  No idea of the state of the building thus I have marked it N/A as for the time being.  HopeWell may have amended the plan already though.