Blue House - Hong Kong (SAR)
Blue House is located in Wan Chai.
Blue House monument was established on 1870.
Primary threats to Blue House :
It is one of the few remaining examples of Tong Lau of the balcony type in Hong Kong. It is classified as Grade I historic building.
Historical facts of Blue House :
Blue House, refers to a 4-storey balcony-type tenement block located at 72-74A Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai. The building was the original site of the first hospital 'Wah to Hospital', which was built in the 1870s in Wan Chai. The hospital, which provided Chinese medical services to local Chinese, was possibly the first hospital in the district. The building was demolished around late 1910s or early 1920s. It was turned into four 4-storey tenement blocks in mid 1920s. The building was subsequently used as a martial arts school in the 1950s by Lam Cho, the nephew of Lam Sai Wing (one of the followers of Wong Fei Hung), and as an osteopathy clinic in the 1960s.
The project is set to be completed by 2011.