JRL Block C Cassels

Cassels Block at Hong Kong Park Hong Kong. (Early 20th century), the former barracks for married British officers. Originally named as "Block C". Since 1992 this has housed the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.The Victoria Barracks (Chinese: ) were a barracks in the Admiralty district of Central on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The barracks were constructed between the 1840s and 1874, and situated within the area bounded by Cotton Tree Drive, Kennedy Road and Queensway, Hong Kong. Together with Murray Barracks, Wellington Barracks and Admiralty Dock, the barracks formed a British military zone in Central. The barracks was named for Queen Victoria, monarch at the time of construction..The barracks were one of the first British military compounds in Hong Kong and were used by the Japanese during the Japanese occupation (19411945). They underwent major restoration after World War II. Part of the land was returned to the Hong Kong Government in 1967:most of the rest was transferred to the government in 1979..According to the Hong Kong Heritage Society, a Shinto-style arch was built and a pilau stone was erected by the Japanese Navy during the war.These Japanese structures still existed in the barracks in the late 1970s..Part of the barracks were subsequently used as a branch office of the Immigration Department. illegal immigrants went to the Victoria Barracks office for registration to apply for Hong Kong Identity Cards in 1979..©Jayne Russell. 13.03.12
Cassels Block at Hong Kong Park Hong Kong. (Early 20th century), the former barracks for married British officers. Originally named as "Block C". Since 1992 this has housed the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.The Victoria Barracks (Chinese: ) were a barracks in the Admiralty district of Central on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong. The barracks were constructed between the 1840s and 1874, and situated within the area bounded by Cotton Tree Drive, Kennedy Road and Queensway, Hong Kong....
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  • Victoria Barracks
  • Cassels Block
  • Hong Kong Park
  • Admiralty
  • barracks
  • block C
  • Central
  • Hong Kong Government
  • Japanese occupation