Jervois Street

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One of the old shops in the street.

Jervois Street (蘇杭街, formerly 乍畏街)[1] is a street in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.


On 28 December 1851, a fire broke out and burned down Sheung Wan Market and hundreds of Chinese houses all around it resulting in 30 deaths. The fire led to the redevelopment of the whole district, which was supervised by Major-General William Jervois,[1] then Commander and Lieutenant Governor of Hong Kong.


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  1. ^ a b Andrew Yanne; Gillis Heller (2009). Signs of a Colonial Era. Hong Kong University Press. pp. 3–4, 83. ISBN 962-209-944-0. 

Coordinates: 22°17′07″N 114°09′04″E / 22.28514°N 114.15098°E / 22.28514; 114.15098