Bank of Canton [1924-c.1966] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Bank of Canton [1924-c.1966]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 
c.1966-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The 1924 PWD AR gives the location as " ML 102, section A".

See attached newspaper clipping for opening date, and architect (Palmer & Turner).

The demolition date of 1966 is a guess, based on a 1966 photo which shows an empty lot where the building was demolished. By the time this photo was taken in the late 60s, a new tower block has sprung up in its place:

1960s Central Banking District

Photos that show this place


Wasn't that where -- on the corner of Ice House Street -- Dairy Farm opened its first "supermarket" on the ground floor and mezzanine in the late 1950s? I remember being treated to ice cream there, after visits to the dentist.  

I think Dairy Farm was at Windsor House on the opposite side (west) of Ice House Street.

I recall the 'new tower block' was also the premises of the Bank of Canton.