Old Wan Chai Post Office

The old Wan Chai Post Office was built in 1913 and now houses the Environmental Protection Department Resource Centre (灣仔環境資源中心). It is the oldest surviving post office in Hong Kong and is listed as a Declared Monument.

 

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History

The building was erected between 1912 and 1913, and opened on 1 March 1915 as the Wan Chai Post Office. It is not known whether the building was originally built and designed for such purpose. The post office ceased to operate in 1992, after having served the Wan Chai community continuously for 77 years.

Features

The Old Wan Chai Post Office is an L-shaped building. It is a simple pitched-roof structure with attractive gable ends and mouldings.

Environmental Resource Centre

The building is now operated by the Environmental Protection Department as an Environmental Resource Centre.

Conservation

The Old Wan Chai Post Office became a declared monument on 18 May 1990. It is the only building declared as a monument in the Wan Chai area.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Website: www.epd.gov.hk
  • EN Address: 221 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
  • Getting There: MTR Wan Chai Station, Exit A3 and walk about ten minutes. Or, Bus 10 from outside MTR Admiralty Station, Exit C1 and get off near the Hopewell Centre on Queen’s Road East.

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