Thorpe Manor | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Thorpe Manor

Thorpe Manor

Detail cropped from larger photo:

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Tuesday, January 1, 1924


I believe Thorpe Manor was originally built in 1924 by H.W.Bird.

I was the last resident in the block leaving end January 1972. The site was then empty whilst soil boring tests were carried out for a proposed new high rise and in June 1972 the forecourt collasped at the same time as the Kotewall Road disaster and the whole block was pulled down shortly thereafter deemed being unsafe.