Old Wan Chai Post Office
舊灣仔郵政局
Old Wan Chai Post Office.jpg
The building's exterior.
Former namesWan Chai Post Office
General information
StatusDeclared monument
Address221 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Country Hong Kong
Current tenantsEnvironmental Protection Department
Estimated completion1912/1913
Opened1 March 1915
Old Wan Chai Post Office
Traditional Chinese舊灣仔郵政局
Simplified Chinese旧湾仔邮政局
The building's interior
The building's interior
Mailboxes
Mailboxes
Courtyard
Courtyard

The Old Wan Chai Post Office is the oldest surviving post office building in Hong Kong.[1] It is situated at No. 221 Queen's Road East, at the junction with Wan Chai Gap Road.

History

The building was erected between 1912 and 1913, and opened on 1 March 1915 as the Wan Chai Post Office.[1] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Environmental Resource Centre

The building is now operated by the Environmental Protection Department as an Environmental Resource Centre.[citation needed]

Conservation

The Old Wan Chai Post Office became a declared monument on 18 May 1990.[2] It is the only building declared as a monument in the Wan Chai area.[citation needed]

See also

References

Coordinates: 22°16′28″N 114°10′24″E / 22.27434°N 114.17324°E / 22.27434; 114.17324