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Western Magistracy building [????- ]

I'm not sure when this building was completed, but p.15 of the PWD's annual report for 1954-55 says: 

2.64 Piling was nearing completion and a building contract had been signed for the Western Magistracy, designed by a private architect.

That suggests it was finished in the mid- to late-1950s.

The building is no longer used as a magistrate's court.

Previous place(s) at this location: 

Tung Shan Hotel [1927-????]

Date Place completed: 

37, 38, 39 Connaught Road West.

P&T Architects & Engineers Ltd [1871- ]

Architecture Firm who designed many of Hong Kong's iconic buildings in the late 19th & early 20th Century under various names, most famously as Palmer & Turner. 


Timeline of Partners and Projects:


Wilson & Salway (est.1871-1875)

  • German Club (1872)
  • St. Peter’s Seamen’s Church (1872)
  • The Chartered Bank (1878)


Wilson & Bird (1881-1881)

  • Beaconsfield Arcade (1880)
  • St. Joseph ‘s English College (1881)


Eu gardens / Chan Gardens, Argyle Street [1938-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1938-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Early references to these buildings call them Eu Gardens, but by the 1960s they'd changed name to Chan Gardens.

This 1969 document gives the address as 158 Argyle Street: https://books.google.com.hk/books?id=4W0nAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22chan+gardens%22+...

District Watch Quarters [1902-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1902-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

$1,000 was given by the government for construction of a District Watch Quarters/Station in Tai Ping Shan, the balance of the cost for the building being supplied by Messers Palmer & Turner, who carried out the work

Source (No 75)

Tai Ping Theatre (2nd generation) [1932-1981]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

Dates & location from Cinema Treasures:


Previous place(s) at this location: 

St Joan's Court (1st generation) [1939-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1939-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

Barbara Anslow writes of visiting here in 1941.

I guess this is the location, as there is a (newer) building on this site with the same name.

Sailors Home and Mission to Seamen / Harcourt House [1933-c.1983]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 
c.1983-12-31 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

1911 Survey of Chico Terrace

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
Places shown in this photo: 

This is a copy of the a survey done on Chico Terrace in August 1911 by the famous firm of Palmer & Turner. The Lots go all the way to the boundary wall between Chico Terrace and what is now Rednaxella.

Holland House [1937-????]

Date Place completed: 

9, Queen's Road Central.

Completion date taken from page 7 of the Hong Kong Daily Press for 29th June, 1937:

Holland House, the latest addition to the Colony's office buildings, has now been completed, and several firms will go into occupation during the week.

[It] is owned by the Hong Kong Land Investment and Agency Co., Ltd. It is a fine, modern-styled building faced with glazed tiles, designed for offices, with three residential flats on the upper storey.


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