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47-50 Connaught Road Central [c.1905-c.1975]

Date Place completed: 
c.1905-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1975-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Four houses built on Marine Lot 18, the address is 47-50 Connaught Road Central. Probably built at the same time as the houses further east on reclaimed land, so 1905 was guessed. These are the first houses west of Jubilee Street.

These four houses were grouped together because they are shorter compared to the other ones further west.

To get an impression about the buildings here is a map together with a photo from around 1930.

62-73 Connaught Road Central

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

47-50 Connaught Road Central

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

51-59 Connaught Road Central

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

60-61A Connaught Road Central

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

Connaught Road Central panorama

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

On Gwulo we see many photos from the 1950s and 1960s where these building show a “modern” face and are in colour. Didn’t find a photo similar to the one from 1930, so I had to create my own from two photos.

1960 Central waterfront (western part)

Shows buildings on Connaught Road houses nos. 58-97.

On the very right side, a bit of the entrance building of the Osaka Shosen Kaisha (O.S.K.) Wharf can be spotted. The highest building in the back is 189, Des Voeux Road Central [c.1958-c.1993].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

1959 Central waterfront

Shows buildings on Connaught Road on both sides of the Central Fire Station (and the vehicular ferry).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1959

Li Po Chun Chambers [1995- ]

Date Place completed: 
c.1995-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Building at 189 Des Voeux Road Central, was built on the place of 189, Des Voeux Road Central.

It has 31 floors and is mainly an office building. It opened in 1995. It can be seen on the 2014 photo at the extreme left side (with a circle at the front near the top).

The building also has an (unused) entrance at 92-97 Connaught Road.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Western Pier at (late) 1920s

Shows very clearly buildings on Connaught Road Central. Photo from the late 1920s, Central Fire Station built already.

Buildings from left to right:

General Post Office

P&O Building (4th generation)

Nine Arches Building

Ornate Building

26-33 Connaught Road Central 

34, 35, 36, 37 Connaught Road Central 

37A-46  Connaught Road Central 

Central Fire Station

At the end of the ricksha queue is the Duke of Connaught Statue (2nd location) and (on the right) Blake Pier.

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1928

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