Everything tagged: praya central

Nine Arches Buildings 15-23, Connaught Road [1903-c.1962]

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 01:57

Buildings on Marine Lots 62 and 10a    =    15-23, Connaught Road. David gave them their name: Nine Arches Buildings.

They were built shortly after central reclamation finished. The left 3 houses were occupied by the South China Morning Post, their offices were occupied on 1 June 1903 (see comment below).

Central Praya Development 1860s- 1880s

Submitted by Herostratus on Fri, 09/20/2019 - 23:19

I recently found this panorama over on the Historical photos of China site. The caption had it dated 1875 but it is much earlier, probably 1864-1865 as the large building under construction in the centre is Dent's new headquarters which was completed c1866.