Everything tagged: Kowloon City

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

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 03:17

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) 

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

Submitted by Klaus on Sun, 11/01/2020 - 02:33

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 mission 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.

Kai Tak Reclamation 1916-1924- Kowloon Bay

Submitted by Chinarail on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 12:06

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

Enquiry - Evolution of Kowloon City (Lung Shing)

Submitted by Pang Chor Kiu … on Sun, 09/15/2019 - 08:42

Kowloon City (especially the currently Lung Shing constituence) has quite a interesting history. I learnt that the area was previously scattered with several villages and later there is a development of the Kowloon Street (a local market); and then a pier that links to it. The Kai Dak reclamation also took several stages to be completed.