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A pawn shop at Kowloon City

Houses 41 - 43 Grampian Road [c.1928-c.1962]

Date Place completed: 
c.1928-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1962-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Another pair of semi-detached European houses with a mirrored plan. This pair of detached houses is probably built in the late 1920s, when Art Deco style was at its peak. See also adjacent Houses 45 - 47 Grampian Road (Sun Hok Building) [c.1928- ].

Demolished in the early 1960s and replaced by Grand Court (first occupied 04/1965) 

Bethel Bible Seminary 伯特利神學院

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2012

Bethel Bible Seminary, 1948

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1948

Houses 45 - 47 Grampian Road (Sun Hok Building) [c.1931- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1931-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

They were originally built on NKIL 1382 as a pair of semi-detached European houses with a mirrored plan. This pair of detached houses wasprobably built in 1931 (the year after the lot was purchased), when Art Deco style was at its peak.

In 1934, the owner of 45 Grampian Road hosted preachers of the Bethel Mission of China which came to Hong Kong from China. The miision rented that house and purchased the adjacent land lot at 47 Grampian Road as a temporary seminary site in 1939. The Seminary was closed during the Japanese Occupation.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

To meet Hong Kong's desperate shortage of housing ( a problem which has never been resolved) the largest reclamation project emabarked upon since Hong Kong's foundation was commenced in Kowloon Bay by the Kai Tak Land Investment Co. , founded in 1912 by Sir Kai Ho-kai ( born as Ho Shan-kai 何栖啟 ) and property developer Au Tack ( 區德

Kaitak-Reclamation-Temporary Railway- Dumping earth fill in Kowloon Bay

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation - Railway Cutting

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924-Nullah.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-24-Piling-for Bridge on Nullah.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1918

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