Knutsford Terrace [1891-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Knutsford Terrace [1891-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 

Date completed based on first entry in Ladies' directory. (Later pushed back to 1891, based on comments below.)

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Research by Patrick Hase also gives 1895 as a likely construction date for the Terrace, see:

But here's someone giving Knutsford Terrace as their address in 1894, so I'll push the completion date back to then:

Knutsford Terrace became available for renting from 1 February 1891. 

1891 Knutsford Terrace - To Let Advertisment
1891 Knutsford Terrace - To Let Advertisment, by Moddsey

Given the close proximity of Knutsford Terrace to the Observatory, it is not surprising that senior officers of the Observatory resided at the estate. Hong Kong Daily Press dated 9 December 1918 notes that the Fire Brigade was called to douse a small fire at No. 15 Knutsford Terrace, the residence of Mr. C. W. Jeffries, of the Observatory. In 1932, Mr. Jeffries became Director of the Observatory.