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St. Joseph's Church (1st generation) [1872-1874]

Date Place completed: 
1872-11-30
Date Place demolished: 
1874-09-22

It opened in 1872 but was destroyed less than two years later in the 1874 typhoon and had to be rebuilt.

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First Church of Christ Scientist [1912- ]

Date Place completed: 
1912-01-01

The two-storey church was built in 1912 in Neo-Grecian style. An annex was added in 1956. 

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On IL1855

Gospel Hall, Pedder Street [????-????]

It was at numbers 10 & 12, Pedder Street, next to the General Post Office. It is mentioned in footnote 733 to Stuart Braga's thesis about his family:

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1959加士居道 (Gascoigne Road)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

Mid-Levels and HK University

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1945

Uploaded from "University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China",  reference number: RB-t0872 .Uploaded with kind permission by the University of Bristol.

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Photograph by Air Vice-Marshal A.L. Fiddament, taken during a round the world fact finding trip.  Caption in Fiddament's notebook: "Hong Kong - Bay (from W.A.D. Brook's Air House) 26/11/45".  Air Commodore W.A.D. Brook, AOC, RAF Hong Kong.  NB ruins of church.

American Baptist Chapel [c.1843-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1843-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

From the 1845 Map

St Stephens Church 2nd Generation

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

St. Stephen's Church - 3rd generation [1965- ]

Date Place completed: 
1965-06-05

In 1963, both the Church and the Annex were demolished. The 3rd generation St. Stephen's Church was built on the old site of the Annex, and St. Stephen's Church College was built on the old site of the Church, both opening in 1965

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Union Church (4th & current generation) [1949- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1949-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Built on the site of the previous Union Church, which was demolished during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.

The Church website gives the completion dates of the current buildings:

The church building 'disappeared' during World War 2 and has been rebuilt over time, with the Fellowship Hall in 1949, the Sanctuary in 1955 and the Annex in 1970.

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View towards the Peak from Central

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

View in Hong-Kong - The Episcopal Church - The Goverment Palace and Hurd & Co.'s American Mercantile House - The Plaza in Foreground 

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