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CENTRAL

Today, Central is well known for its famous buildings such as IFC, HSBC Bank, The Center and also entertainment places such as SoHo and Lan Kwai Fong for bars and restaurants. But Central still includes some old buildings that are under redevelopment threat.

Victoria Prison and the former Central Police Station are being considered for commercial use.

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Victoria Prison
Victoria Prison
Victoria Prison
The Central Police Station Complex site was earmarked for tourism-related restoration and development in 2003, but due to public objections the government has delayed its decision. Many local people claim that the compound should be kept in its original state and not turned into another supplementary shopping mall housed in an old building.
Victoria Prison
A 2005 poll of showed that more than 90 per cent of respondents wanted the Central Police Station Complex to become a public museum.
Victoria Prison
Victoria Prison
Central Police Station Complex
The compound, which includes the old Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and the Central Magistracy, is a declared monument. It does not face demolition.
Central Police Station Complex

The site was originally developed in 1864, but new blocks were added between 1910 and 1925. It covers 17 buildings that include the Central Police Station, Victoria Prison and the Central Magistracy.

This historic compound on Hollywood Road, comprising the former Central Police Station, magistrates' court and Victoria Prison were all built in the mid-19th century.
Central Police Station Complex
Central Police Station Complex
Central Police Station Complex
The Police Headquarters was constructed in year 1919 and evokes a late Victorian style. The Central Police Station compound is empty since the police headquarters moved to Wan Chai in year 2004.

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Central Police Station Complex


Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui is known as Hong Kong Anglican Church. It is the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macau.

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The Bishop's house
The Bishop's house
Hong Kong Government house
It was the residence of the Governor from 1855 to 1997 when Hong Kong was under British rule.

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Hong Kong Government house
It underwent a number of large-scale renovations with the latest undertaken in 1942 during the Japanese occupation. They designed a big central tower to link the two original buildings.
Hong Kong Government house
Hong Kong Government house


Pawn shop
This old pawn shop (year 1940) is similar to many old-fashioned shops in Wan Chai built following Lingnan architecture. Attached to the second storey from the pavement, numerous pillars were built in front of the closed stores.
Pawn shop
Old tea houses and antique shops can be found on Hollywood Road. Hollywood Road winds above the Central business district.
Old tea house
Old tea house
Shophouse on Queen's road
The shophouses were a mixture of Chinese and Western architectural features. This shophouse have 3 storeys with verandahs facing Queen's Road.

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Shophouse on Queen's road
Traditional rice shops where the rice is weighed. Wellcome and PARKnSHOP stores eliminated most traditional rice dealers.
Old houses
Old houses
Old jewelry
This old jewelry in a stylized Chinese architecture building is located on "Des Voeux" Road.
Old jewelry






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