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The new buildings on the Kung Ho Terrace

All five mansions on the Kung Ho Terrace had been re-developed, and wirh the main entrances  by the Babington Path.

The narrow path on the Kung Ho Terrace

All five mansions with gardens had been re-developed , only  the narrow path between the walls of the new buildings and the railings remains.

Kung Ho Terrace

Kung Ho Terrace[共和台]is  a small terrace between Babington Path and St. Stephen's Lane at the Mid-Level. The terrace had five adjoining two-storey mansions with a small gardens by the main doors. All five mansions had been re-developed. The price of a mansion after World War Two was $45,000 Hong Kong Dollars. The name Kung Ho Terrace had not probably been used since 1950s.

Priory Lodge [c.1870-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1870-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Mr F A Hazeland, Clerk to the Justice of the Suprem Court and his family live here for 13 years prior to 1888

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40 High Street [????-c.1920]

Date Place demolished: 
c.1920-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Large building on IL 755, visible in photographs from the 1870s onwards, on the other side of Western Street from Balls Court

Labelled No 40 High Street on the 1901 Map. 

Replaced by tenament houses on the 1920 Street Map. 

1926 18 -19th July Rainstorm

National Archives Reference: CO 1069-446-08

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1926

1874 Detail.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1874

Detail from Lai Afong's Panorama of Sai Ying Pun after the Typhoon of 22nd September 1874

Building below 0c is the Lock hospital which later became the Government Civil Hospital 

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Bonham Road & Centre Street looking West to Greenmount & Balls Court

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1870

A great view of Western Mid Levels c1870. The photographer is standing at the junction of Robinson Road (Today Park Road) & Bonham Road looking west. Centre Street is middle right. Babington Path (not yet named when the photo was taken) runs up the hill in the centre of the picture, running past the house called Greenmount. To the right of Greenmount is Craigellachie with Ball's court furthest to the right on the other side of Bonham Road. 

This photographer is likely William Floyd or John Thomson. 

19 Hing Hon Road Townhouse 01

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2010
Places shown in this photo: 

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