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Nathan Road

Nathan Road
Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, January 1, 1920


Judging from the bus on the road and Telephone House yet to be  erected, this photo woud have been taken around the 1920s

Looks like there's a gas lamp in the middle of the street too. Do we have experts on street lighting reading, that could use it to date the photo?

If this is the same photo, as would seem, that came from eBay here:  

there seems no date offered. It looks much more like 1920s than 1950s though.

Which intersection is this ?  I'd like to link the photo to a building location. 

Looking northbound on Nathan Road. Cameron Road junction on the right.

I don't think we're as far north as Cameron. Take a look at this 50s photo:

1950s Chungking Arcade

Looking north, we start with Chungking arcade. Past that is a terraceed building with a flat-if-crinkly roof (please excuse the technical terms).

Next is a terrace with a big triangle gable at each end, and smaller ones in the middle. If we move over to the 1920s photo, I think that's the photo in the foreground.

Continuing north with the 1920s photo, and the next terraced building has several similar-sized triangle gables along the roof. I think that's the same building that had Gingles Restaurant.

Re-checked the location and you are right. That would make the intersection in the 1920s photo as Mody Road.

A better referenced photo showing both sides of Nathan Road. Note the gas lamps in the centre of the road have disappeared.

1930s Nathan Road