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Wanchai 1982

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Chinese Methodist Church, Wanchai. This has since been demolished and rebuilt as an office building with the church on the ground floor.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1982

Hennessy Road at the junction with Tin Lok Lane

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2017

Early Wanchai Shipyards

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1860

Fenwick Shipyard's boat pool

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1888

Cropped from the 1888s harbour chart. This map shows the boat pool and also indicates the draw bridge.

Fenwick Shipyard [1880-1905]

Date Place completed: 
c.1880-06-01 (Day is approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1905-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Shipbuilding in Wanchai started in the mid-1840s already. On Marine Lot No. 31 and the adjoining Marine Lot No. 36 the Victoria Foundry was built in 1868. This was taken over by  George Fenwick in 1880.

In David’s post “Wanchai's seafront in 1902” it is reported about Fenwick’s business on Marine Lots No. 31 and No. 36:

Fenwick Shipyard 1890s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1890

1972 Excelcior hotel nearly completed

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1972

Praya East 1880_1902

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1880

Top photo: Cropped from Early Waterfront.jpg (ca. 1880)

Bottom Photo: Cropped from Wanchai's seafront in 1902

Some houses can be seen on both photos others have been demolished and rebuilt.

Fenwick Shipyard 1880s

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1880

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

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:

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