Fung House (first generation) [c.1957-c.1982] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Fung House (first generation) [c.1957-c.1982]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
c.1957-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1982-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

19-20 Connaught Road, Central

Replaced by second Fung House in 1982.

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It looks as if construction started in 1956/57, and the building was finished 1958. Had only a limited lifetime, was replaced in 1982 already.

On p.9 of SCMP for 9 Aug 1955, it notes that the new Fung House would be 'completed next year'.

I don't see any article describing when it was actually finished, but notices of businesses moving into the new building start appearing in 1957. e.g. on p.16 of SCMP for 29 Mar 1957 is the announcement that the Business Registration Office will move into Fung House from April 1.

So it looks to have been finished in late 1956 / early 1957.