Former Kowloon British School

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Former Kowloon British School

Former Kowloon British School
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Hong Kong, China139,100 contributions
Colonial architecture from the turn of the 20th century
Feb 2016 • Solo
The Former Kowloon British School is a declared monument and is located at 138 Nathan Road in between the historic St. Andrew's Church and Mira Shopping Mall.

This is the oldest surviving school built for the children of foreigners who had settled in Hong Kong during the colonial period and offers opportunity to see building architecture from that bygone era.

Originally financed by Mr. Ho Tung in 1900, the school was active until 1937 when it was relocated to Ho Man Tin. Today, the building houses the Hong Kong Antiquities and Monuments Office. It has been registered as a declared monument in Hong Kong since 1991.

Walking along Nathan Road, you will encounter the Former Kowloon British School. Here you will easily notice the Victorian style red-brick building with typical colonial featuring, including a double staircase entry from the street, verandah and high ceilings. There are hints of Neo-gothic architecture in the building as well, again somewhat typical of British colonial style buildings from the turn of the late 19th and early 20th century.

If you enjoy this type of sightseeing, you might want to have a look at St. Andrew's Church just next door. It constructed during the same period and is of similar architectural design.
Written February 19, 2016
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