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19 Middle Gap Road [1984- ]

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This is HSBC's current taipan house at19 Middle Gap Road.  I don't know the date of completion, but HSBC acquired it for $4,300,000 in 1973 from American Express. 

The picture below shows No. 19 (red brick house w/ three chimneys).  The other three houses are what is now 28 Middle Gap Road (House A, B, C).  Can someone provide a picture of the old Mobil Oil house at No. 28?   

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Old Hong Kong Buildings

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Charter House - IL 1218 [1885-1958]

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17 Peak Road

Moddsey wrote:

[In the 1920s], the manager (taipan?) of the Chartered Bank lived in the Charter House, the Peak. Address given at the time was 17 Peak Road.

17 Peak Rd, is now occupied by Dynasty Court Tower 1 & 2 at 17-23 Old Peak Rd. 

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