in Hong Kong - Hong Kong Island
The North Block and West Block of St. Joseph's
College at 7 Kennedy Road, Hong Kong were declared
historical monuments on 18 August 2000.
St. Joseph's College is a Roman Catholic missionary
school and its forerunner, St. Saviour's College,
was opened at Wellington Street in 1864 by the Roman
Catholic Church. In 1875, six La Salle Brothers
took over the school and renamed it as St. Joseph's
College. In 1918, the college moved to the present
site at 7 Kennedy Road, which had been previously
occupied by the Club Germania. The Classroom Block,
i.e. the present North Block, was opened in 1920
while the Science Block or the Chapel Block, i.e.
the present West Block was opened in 1925. The North
Block and West Block are currently the only existing
pre-War buildings of the college. The former is
a four-storey building flanked by two clock towers
at both ends and has verandahs on one side whereas
the latter is also a four-storey structure with
a turret on top.