Kennedy Town 1889 map, rope and silk works?

James Chan: I found this 1889 map while looking through an archaelogical assessement of the MTR West Island line.

The map shows Kennedy Town. On it are a silk works betwen Cadogan and Davis Streets. And a rope works along Forbes Street between Davis Street and Smithfield.

What does anyone know about either of these two works?

Map 1889

Map 1889

One comment

  • Chai

    I guess the “rope works” refers to the factory (香港麻纜廠 Hongkong Rope) owned by Russell & Co (旗昌洋行)

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