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?
This article was first posted on 4th October 2014.
I guess the “rope works” refers to the factory (香港麻纜廠 Hongkong Rope) owned by Russell & Co (旗昌洋行)
A tender for construction of Sheep and Pig Depots, in connection with the Slaughter houses, were printed on Govt Gazette as early as 1892 Dec