Jewish Recreation Club [1905-c.1992] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Jewish Recreation Club [1905-c.1992]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 
c.1992-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

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Excerpt from "The Jews of China: v. 1: Historical and Comparative Perspectives":

The Jewish Recreation Club of Hong Kong was built in 1905, a gift from the Kadoorie family. It quickly became the social center of the Jewish community. A description of this club, published in 1925, reflects a picture of a Jewish society very much in tune with the lifestyle of Hong Kong’s British colonial rulers:

This [club| was equipped with something of the comfort characteristic of a social or political club in the West End of London. There was a large and tastefully furnished room with a grand piano, which could serve as drawingroom, concert hall and lecture theatre; there was a billiard room that was seldom neglected, and a bar presided over by a white-jacketed Chinese mixer who could dispense any cocktail you chose.

Robinson Place, the building constructed on the site was finished in December 1994 so I went with 1992 as a demolishment date