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HSBC Headquarters Building (3rd generation) [1935-1984]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

Views of Central from the harbour in the 1950s were dominated by the buildings of the HSBC Bank (on the right) and the Bank of China:

Shek O Village [????- ]

Martin Booth: "On a stubby headland was a small village and some low houses ..."

Here's how it looked in the 1950s:

1950s Shek O

Shek O Country Club and Golf Course [????- ]

Taikoo Dockyard [1907-1978]

Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

The completion date is shown on the foundation stone, photographed below.

The closure / demolition date is given on this timeline at the Swire website.

Lion Rock [????- ]

Clock Tower of KCR Terminus [????- ]

Obviously back in 1952, when Booth first arrived in HK, the impressive terminus building was still standing.

PLA Central Barracks, previously HMS Tamar [????- ]

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