Blake Pier, Central
|Blake Pier, Central|
Picture post card of Blake Pier in the 1920s
The first generation of the pier was built in 1900 the end of Pedder Street for serving dignitaries and colonial governors. It had no cover originally. But, in 1909, an Edwardian-style, structural steel pavilion was built on top, providing travellers with shelter. It was demolished in 1965, but the pavilion was preserved, dismantled and rebuilt in Morse Park in Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon as a park shelter. In 2006, the pavilion was again dismantled, restored to its original condition. The renovated structure was relocated to Stanley, where it stands next to Murray House, which was similarly relocated brick by brick.
Blake Pier at Stanley
The top structure of the First generation pier was transferred to the open-air oval theatre in Morse Park, in between Wong Tai Sin and Lok Fu, Kowloon. In 2006, the structure was once again transferred to Blake Pier at Stanley, next to the Murray House in Stanley, itself dismantled brick by brick and relocated from Central. The pier was recommissioned in Stanley on 31 July 2007.
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- Details of the history of the Blake Pier and its pavilion were given in Wong C.T., Ma K.Y., Leung M.K., and Liu K.M. (2007), "The Blake Pier Pavilion: Just a Memory?" Paper presented at the HKIE/IStructE Joint Structural Division Annual Seminar 2007 Archived 27 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine. in Hong Kong, 16 May 2007, and a simplified version was published as Wong C.T., Leung M.K., Liu K.M., and Ma, K.Y. (2007), "The Blake Pier Pavilion: Just a Memory?"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 2009-07-10." in The Structural Engineers, Vol. 85(20)[dead link], pp. 38–43.