Central and Western Heritage Trail

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The Central and Western Heritage Trail is a Heritage Trail in Hong Kong, that was designed by the Antiquities and Monuments Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

It covers the Central and Western District of Hong Kong and consists of 3 parts:

The Central Route[edit]

Section A[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
A1- Edinburgh Place [1]
-HK CityHall SeaView 51217 3.jpg
A2- Statue Square [2]
HK Statue Square Plaza Overview.jpg
A3- Cenotaph Chater Road [3]
Cenotaph, Hong Kong 1.jpg
1- Old Hong Kong Club Building 3A Chater Road/3 Jackson Road, between Chater Road and Connaught Road Central [4] Built in 1897, demolished in 1981 to make place for the present building.
HKClub 1928.jpeg
A4- Old Supreme Court (Legislative Council Building) 8 Jackson Road, on Statue Square [5] Declared Monument
Hong Kong Legislative Council Building.jpg
A5- Commemorative Plaque for the Old Site of Cricket Club Chater Garden, directly east of the Legislative Council building [6]
Chater Garden - Commemorative Plaque Old Site of Cricket Club.jpg
2- Old Site of Murray House Now the site of the Bank of China Tower. Murray House was dismantled and rebuilt in Stanley [7]
HK Bank of China Tower View.jpg
A6- Commemorative Plaque for the Old Site of City Hall The site is now occupied by the HSBC Main Building. [8]
HK OldCityHall LocationPlate.jpg
3- Old Site of Murray Parade Ground [9]
Parade Ground.jpg
A7- Former French Mission Building (Court of Final Appeal) 1 Battery Path [10] Declared Monument
HK Court of Final Appeal.jpg
A8- St. John's Cathedral 4 Garden Road [11] Declared Monument
St. John's Cathedral, HK bell tower.JPG

Section B[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
B9- Flagstaff House (Museum of Tea Ware) 10 Cotton Tree Drive, within the Hong Kong Park [12] Declared Monument
Museum of Tea Ware.JPG
B10- Rawlinson House (Cotton Tree Drive Marriage Registry) 19 Cotton Tree Drive [13] Grade II Historic Building
HK RowlinsonHouse.JPG
B11- Cassels Block (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre) 7A Kennedy Road, within the Hong Kong Park [14] Grade II Historic Building
HK CasselsBlock.JPG
B12- North and West Blocks of St. Joseph's College 7 Kennedy Road [15] Declared Monuments
HK StJosephsCollege NorthBlock and WestBlock.jpg
B13- 28 Kennedy Road (Office of the Former Chief Executives of the HKSAR) 28 Kennedy Road [16] Grade III Historic Building
HK Kennedy Road 28 history bldg.JPG
B14- First Church of Christ, Scientist, HK 31 MacDonnell Road [17] Grade II Historic Building
First Church of Christ Scientist Hong Kong Platform.jpg
B15- St. Paul's Co-educational College 33 MacDonnell Road [18] Grade III Historic Building
HK StPaulsCoEducationalCollege.JPG
B16- Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens Upper Albert Road [19]
HK Zoo NB Gdns futn.jpg
B17- Main Building, the Helena May Garden Road [20] Declared Monument
HK TheHelenaMay.jpg
4- Peak Tram Terminus 33 Garden Road [21]
HK Garden Road PeakTramTerminal.jpg

Section C[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
C18- Government House Upper Albert Road [22] Declared Monument
Government House rightview.jpg
C19- Catholic Cathedral of Immaculate Conception 16 Caine Road [23] Grade I Historic Building
The Hong Kong Catholic Catheral.jpg
C20- Victoria Prison 16 Old Bailey Street [24] Declared Monument
HK Victoria Prison Hall D Female Section.JPG
C21- Former Central Magistracy 1 Arbuthnot Road [25] Declared Monument
Former Central Magistracy, Hong Kong.JPG
C22- Central Police Station Hollywood Road [26] Declared Monument
前中區警署(荷李活道).jpg
C23- Original Site of Heng Yian Lou Western Restaurant 2 Lyndhurst Terrace [27]
Lyndhurst and Pottinger.jpg
C24- Original Site of the Zhongguo Ribao (China Daily) Office 24 Stanley Street [28]
C25- Commemorative Plaque for Dr. Jose Rizal Century Square, 1-13 D'Aguilar Street [29]
C26- Original Site of Hejizhan 24 Wellington Street [30]
C27- Old Dairy Farm Building 2 Lower Albert Road [31] Grade II Historic Building. Houses the Fringe Club and the Foreign Correspondents' Club
OldDairyFarmDepot.jpg
C28- Bishop's House 1 Lower Albert Road [32] Grade I Historic Building
Bishop's House, Anglican Church, Hong Kong.JPG
C29- St. Paul's Church Glenealy [33]
HK StPaulsChurch.jpg
C30- Duddell Street Steps and Gas Lamps Duddell Street [34] Declared Monument
HK Duddell Street TheStoneSteps.jpg
5- Old Site of Pedder Street Clock Tower Junction of Queen's Road Central and Pedder Street [35] Demolished in 1913
Pedderstreetclocktower.jpg
C31- Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street [36] Grade II Historic Building
Pedder Building01.jpg
C32- Commemorative Plaque for the Original Waterfront in 1841 Central Building [37]
Commemorative Plaque for the Original Waterfront in 1841.jpg
C33- Commemorative Plaque for the Praya Reclamation of 1843-65 Chater House, 11 Chater Road. Plaque located on Pedder Street facade. [38]
Commemorative Plaque for the Praya Reclamation of 1843-65.jpg
C34- Commemorative Plaque for the Praya Reclamation of 1890-1904 Chater House, 11 Chater Road [39]
6- Old Site of the General Post Office Between Connaught Road Central, Pedder Street and Des Voeux Road Central [40] Demolished in the 1970s. Present site of the World-Wide House.
HK World Wide House.jpg

The Sheung Wan Route[edit]

Section B[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
1- Old Site of the Central Fire Station Des Voeux Road Central [41] Location of the Hang Seng Bank Headquarters Building
HK Connaught Road C Hang Seng Bank Jubilee Street.JPG
2- Central Market 80 Des Voeux Road Central, Central [42] Grade III Historic Building
Central Market.jpg
3- Pottinger Street [43] Nicknamed Stone Slabs Street (石板街)
Pottinger Street.JPG
4- Original Site of the Hong Kong Headquarters of the Xingzhonghui (Revive China Society) 13 Staunton Street [44]
HK Central Sun Yat Sen Historical Trail 12 SOHO Staunton Street 15 a.jpg
5- Muslim Mosque 30 Shelley Street, Sheung Wan [45] Grade I Historic Building. Jamia Mosque.
HK Shelley Street Jamia Mosque 回教清真禮拜總堂 name.JPG
6- Ohel Leah Synagogue 70 Robinson Road, at the junction with Castle Road [46] Grade I Historic Building
HK Robenson Road 猶太教莉亞堂 Ohel Leah Synagogue 猶太廟 evening 2.JPG
7- London Mission Building 78 and 80 Robinson Road [47] Grade III Historic Building. Now a private clubhouse.
HK Mid-levels 羅便臣道 80 號 Robinson Road old house Oct-2010.JPG
8- Kom Tong Hall 7 Castle Road, Central [48] Grade II Historic Building. Houses the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum since December 2006
Dr.SunYat-senMuseum.JPG
9- Original Site of the Daoji Mission House 59 Hollywood Road [49]
HK Central SOHO 69 Hollywood Road Sun Yat Sen Historical Trail.JPG
10- Old Site of the Alice Memorial Hospital and Hong Kong College of Medicine 77-81 Hollywood Road [50]
11- Original Site of the Furen Literary Society Pak Tsz Lane [51]
HK Central Gage Street Pak Tsz Lane Sun Yat Sen Historical Trail 3.JPG
12- Site of the school where Yeung Ku-wan was assassinated by Qing agents 52 Gage Street, corner of Aberdeen Street [52]
HK Central Sun Yat Sen Historical Trail 7 Gage Street n Aberdeen Street a.jpg
13- Original Site of Yang Yao Ji - meeting place for "The Four Bandits" 24 Gough Street (original address is at 6 Gough Street) [53]
HK Sheung Wan Mee Lun Lane Drama 2.JPG
14- Commemorative Plaque for Dr. James Legge 44 Gough Street [54]
Commemorative Plaque Dr James Legge.jpg
15- Original Site of the Central School 44 Gough Street [55]
16- Original Site of the Queen's College Aberdeen Street [56]
HK SW Hollywood Road Polic Qtrs 1.JPG
17- Original Site of the American Congregational Mission Preaching House 2 Bridges Street [57]
HK BridgesStreetMarket.JPG

Section A[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
18- Man Mo Temple 124-130 Hollywood Road [58] Grade I Historic Building
上環文武廟.JPG
19- Chinese Young Men's Christian Association of Hong Kong (Chinese Y.M.C.A) 51 Bridges Street [59]
ChineseYMCA BridgesStreetCentre.jpg
20- Old Pathological Institute (Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences) 2 Caine Lane [60] Declared Monument
香港醫學博物館屋頂.JPG
21- Old Site of the Police Officers' Quarters-Caine Road Between Caine Road and Seymour Road [61] The site has been turned into a park, the Caine Road Garden.
22- Hop Yat Church 2 Bonham Road [62] Grade II Historic Building
合一堂(香港堂).jpg
23- One of the Original Sites of Tongmenghui (United League) Reception Centre Po Hing Fong [63]
HK SunYatSenHistoricalTrail KuiInFong.JPG
24- Commemorative Plaque for the Outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in 1894 Blake Garden [64]
BlakeGarden Source1.jpg
25- Kwong Fook I Tsz Tai Ping Shan Street [65]
HK Sheung Wan Kwong Fook I Tsz Tai Ping Shan Street.JPG
26- Tai Ping Shan Street [66]
HK TaiPingShanStreet Steps.JPG
27- Tung Wah Hospital 12 Po Yan Street [67] The Main Block is a Grade III Historic Building
HK PoYanStreet.JPG
28- Hollywood Road [68]
Hollywood Road.JPG
29- Old Site of the Possession Point (Shui Hang Hau) Hollywood Road Park, near Possession Street [69]
HK Sheung Wan Hollywood Road Park Chinese Pavilions 2.JPG
30- Old Site of the Tai Tat Tei Hollywood Road Park [70]
HKSW Hollywood Rd Park - Front.jpg
31- Old Site of the Ko Shing Theatre 117 Queen's Road West[1] [71] The theatre was demolished in 1973.
HK SYP Queen's Road West 僑發大廈 Kiu Fat Building 甘雨街 Kom U Street 2.JPG
32- Bonham Strand [72]
HK SW Wing Lok Street 60430 Bonham Stand.jpg
33- Old Site of the Nam Pak Hong Union Bonham Strand West [73]
34- Old Site of the Western Market (South Block) (Sheung Wan Complex) 345 Queen's Road Central [74] The South Block, built in 1858, was demolished in 1980. It was replaced by Sheung Wan Complex.
HKSW Art Sport Ctr 51029.jpg
35- Western Market (North Block) 323 Des Voeux Road Central [75] Declared Monument
WesternMarket.JPG

The Western District and the Peak Route[edit]

Western District comprises three small districts namely Sai Ying Pun, Shek Tong Tsui and Kennedy Town.

Section B[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
1- Peak Tram Terminus 33 Garden Road [76]
HK Garden Road PeakTramTerminal.jpg
2- Old Peak Café 121 Peak Road, the Peak [77] Grade II Historic Building. Renamed The Peak Lookout in 2001.[2]
HK Peak Harleck Road n Mt Austin Road.JPG
3- Gate Lodge of the Former Mountain Lodge Mount Austin Road, the Peak [78] [79] Declared Monument
HK Peak Mt Austin Road Gate Lodge.JPG
4- Old Site of the Mountain Lodge Lugard Road, the Peak [80] The building was demolished in 1946. Now the site of Victoria Peak Garden
HK Victoria Peak Garden ex-Mount Lodge.JPG
5- Pinewood Battery Lung Fu Shan Country Park [81]
Lung Fu Shan Pinewood Battery 5.jpg
6- Boundary Stone, City of Victoria Hatton Road, 400 m from its start at Kotewall Road [82]
Boundary Stone-Hatton Road.jpg
7- Stone House 15 Kotewall Road, Mid-levels [83] Grade III Historic Building. Now a private residence.

Section A[edit]

Name Location Notes/References Photographs
8- Old Halls, the University of Hong Kong Mid-levels [84] Old Halls is a collective name given in 1966 to Lugard, Eliot and May Halls. Only Eliot and May Halls remain.
HKU Chong Yuet Ming Pool n Eliot Hall 1.JPG
9- Main Building, the University of Hong Kong Mid-levels [85] [86] The exterior of the building is a Declared Monument
The University of Hong Kong in 1912.jpg
10- Hung Hing Ying Building, the University of Hong Kong Mid-levels [87] [88] The exterior of the building is a Declared Monument
Hung Hing Ying Building hku.JPG
11- Elliot Pumping Station and Filters Workmen's Quarters Pok Fu Lam Road, Kennedy Town [89] Grade II Historic Building
12- Former Fung Ping Shan Museum (University Museum and Art Gallery, the University of Hong Kong) 94 Bonham Road [90] The Fung Ping Shan Building is a Grade II Historic Building
HKU FungPingShanBuilding.jpg
13- Tang Chi Ngong Building, the University of Hong Kong Mid-levels [91] [92] The exterior of the building is a Declared Monument
HKU Tang Chi Ngong Building balconies a.jpg
14- King's College 63A Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun [93] Grade II Historic Building
King's College (Hong Kong).jpg
15- Kau Yan Church 97A High Street, Sai Ying Pun [94] Grade III Historic Building
KauYanChurch.JPG
16- Old Tsan Yuk Maternity Hospital 36A Western Street, Sai Ying Pun [95] Grade III Historic Building. Named "Western District Community Centre" since 1973.
WDcommunityCentre.JPG
17- Main Building of St. Stephen's Girls' College 2 Lyttelton Road, Mid-Levels [96] [97] Declared Monument
HK Sai Ying Pun 列堤頓道 Lyttelton Road evening 聖士提反女子中學 St. Stephen's Girls' College Sept-2010.JPG
18- Old Site of Diocesan Boys' School 9A Bonham Road [98] Now the Bonham Road Government Primary School
19- Old Lunatic Asylum (Chinese Block) 45 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun [99] Grade II Historic Building. Now the Eastern Street Methadone Clinic.
HK Old Lunatic Asylum2.JPG
20- Old Mental Hospital 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun [100] The façade is a Grade I Historic Building. Now part of the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex.
HK High Street Western b 2.jpg
21- Upper Levels Police Station 1F High Street, Sai Ying Pun [101] Grade III Historic Building. Now used as the Crime Hong Kong Island Regional Headquarters.
HK High Street Crime Wing HK Island Reg HQ 1.jpg
22- St. Louis School 179 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun [102] Grade III Historic Building
St. Louis School, Hong Kong 1.jpg
23- Ex-Western Fire Station 12 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town [103] Grade III Historic Building. Converted into the Po Leung Kuk Chan Au Big Yan Home for the Elderly.
ExWesternFireStation.jpg
24- Fok Hing Tong, Hong Kong Society for the Promotion of Virtue 8-9 Tai Pak Terrace [104]
25- Lo Pan Temple 15 Ching Lin Terrace, Kennedy Town [105] Grade I Historic Building
Lo Pan Temple 1.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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