Murray Barracks

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Murray Barracks (Chinese: 美利兵房) was a barracks for the British Army garrisoned in Admiralty, Central in Hong Kong. It was named after Sir George Murray, the Master-General of the Ordnance at the time of construction.

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Parade Ground (published 1907)

It was situated between present Garden Road and Cotton Tree Drive. The Barracks was located at present Asia Pacific Centre and the Officer's Quarters, also known as Officer's Mess, was located at present Bank of China Tower, close to Queen's Road, (present-day Queensway).

Across Garden Road was Murray Parade Ground (美利操場) and Queen's Road North Barracks, which was later known as Wellington Barracks.[citation needed]

Further west of the parade ground, behind Battery Path, stood the Murray Battery.

Officer's Quarter[edit]

Murray House in Stanley in 2007.

The quarter was known as Officer's Mess in the early days of Hong Kong. It was later renamed Murray House. Before the construction of Bank of China Tower, Murray House was dismantled brick-by-brick in the mid-1980s[1] and stored for over 15 years.[citation needed] In around 2002 it was re-erected in Stanley and now houses several restaurants.

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Coordinates: 22°16′43″N 114°09′39″E / 22.2787°N 114.1607°E / 22.2787; 114.1607